Czech president rejects cultural minister nominee
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
PRAGUE, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Czech President Milos Zeman has refused to name Social Democrat (CSSD) deputy head Michal Smarda as the new culture minister and asked the CSSD to suggest new candidate, Zeman's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek said on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
"President Zeman has stated that Michal Smarda has never dealt with the issue of Czech culture. For this reason, he is not professionally competent for the execution of the post of the Czech Republic's culture minister," Ovcacek said ...