Zeman, Zimola Discuss Foreign Minister Candidate PocheČTK
Prague, Sept 5 (CTK) – President Milos Zeman discussed the post of foreign minister, sought by MEP Miroslav Poche, with Social Democrat (CSSD) deputy chairman Jiri Zimola today, Zeman’s spokesman Jiri Ovcacek has tweeted.
Zimola wrote to CTK they had also discussed the current political situation and problems among the Social Democrats.
The Social Democrats have supported the nomination of Poche for the post, but Zeman has refused to name him, referring to what he called Poche’s positive attitude to migration and corruption allegations.
Among the Social Democrats, Zimola is one of the most radical proponents of the view that the CSSD should change the nomination.
The Social Democrats recently postponed the decision on whether to back Poche until after the October Senate and local elections.
“It is a well-known fact that I dislike the way the post of foreign minister is filled. I would like us to deal with the situation in keeping with the interests of the Czech Republic and our party as soon as possible. I informed Zeman about this,” Zimola said.
Zimola said he had asked for the meeting since he wanted to know Zeman’s view of the current political situation and the filling of the post of foreign minister and he wanted to inform him about the situation among the Social Democrats.
The Social Democrat leader, Interior Minister Jan Hamacek, is now also the acting foreign minister.