The recently named Czech ambassador to the United States will attend the funeral of Ctirad Mašín, a member of a group of anti-Communist fighters who shot their way out of Czechoslovakia in the 1950s, seen by some as heroes of the Cold War and by others as nothing more than murderers.
Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) president František Dohnal stands accused of misusing public funds by renting unjustifiably expensive apartments since taking up the post in 2005. The state prosecution claims that Dohnal has caused material damage to the state amounting to Kč 1.1 million. If found guilty, Dohnal — who claims the case is political — could face up to five years in prison.
While the ČSSD and ODS would take the top two spots if elections were held today, forming a coalition of left- or right-wing parties would be almost impossible, as neither side would garner enough support, a STEM poll shows. Undecided or unaffiliated voters, however, are greater in number than supporters of the parliamentary Public Affairs (VV) party, and winning them over is the only other option.