Mar 24, 2009

Czechs and Balances

Terribly punny, I know. Deal with it.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Czech Government collapsed today. Honestly, I breathed a little easier once I saw the words Czech Government and NOT Stock Market.

In any case, the right-of-center Czech government, which holds the rotating 6-month presidency of the EU, failed to overcome dissent among its ranks and lost a parliamentary no-confidence vote. The result turns the government of PM Mirek Topolanek (above) into a caretaker cabinet for the foreseeable future.

It is not immediately clear who will be picked by President Vaclav Klaus to form a new government. If three attempts to form a government fail, early elections must be called. Oh Czech Republic, do NOT go Ukraine on us...please.


Mrta said...

Wow, Ern. Quite the chronicle of failed Central European governments today.

Ern said...

It's the times we live in, man.

Anonymous said...

You obviously have no clue about CR to compare it with Ukraine ....oh man. Sometimes its better just to shut up when you have no knowledge about a topic or country.

Ern said...

hey anonymous, it's called a joke. see other posts for comparisons.