PM to meet with president over ministerial choice

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka will meet with President Miloš Zeman on Thursday this week to inform the head of state about his nominee for the post of Minister of Industry and Trade. There is speculation the person in question could be Deputy Minister Jiří Havlíček or the chairman of the Administration for State Reserves, Pavel Švagr. Social Democrat MP Milan Urban, who held the post in the past, has also been listed in the media as a possible choice.