PRAGUE, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Czech cabinet led by Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok on Tuesday submitted its resignation to President Milos Zeman after it failed to win a vote of confidence in parliament last Wednesday.
Zeman accepted the resignation and asked the current cabinet to continue working until a new government is appointed.
The president thanked Rusnok for his government's work.
"Let me thank you very much for the work your cabinet has done so far and ask you and your cabinet to exercise your posts until the establishment of a new cabinet, which, I hope, will emerge from free elections," Zeman said.
Czech cabinet loses confidence vote, PM says to resign: media
PRAGUE, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Czech cabinet led by Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok failed to win a vote of confidence in parliament on Wednesday, media reports said.
After the vote, Rusnok said he would resign as required by the constitution. Full story
News Analysis: Outlook grim for Czech caretaker gov't
PRAGUE, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Recent events do not bode well for the caretaker government of the Czech Republic, which is approaching a vote of confidence without the support adequate to survive it.
Pressure is mounting on caretaker Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok and President Milos Zeman as the government's prospects dwindle. The vote of confidence is planned for Thursday next week. Full story