President Zeman gives passing grade to coalition government

In an interview with Czech Television, Czech president Miloš Zeman has given a positive assessment of the current coalition government, which came into office this January. Specifically, Zeman noted that the government should be ranked on economic growth, and related indicators such as real wages and increased pensions. With this in mind, he said he believed the government has "withstood the test". But Mr. Zeman did note that if it were up to him, he would replace a few "weaker" ministers in the cabinet. The president declined, however, to name names.