Zeman rejects Social Democrats candidate for Culture Minister
President Milos Zeman does not want to appoint Michal Smarda as Culture Minister. According to the President, he has never dealt with the issue of Czech culture and is therefore not professionally competent.
Zeman asked Social Democrats chairman Jan Hamacek to propose another candidate through Prime Minister Andrej Babis. The President’s spokesman Jiří Ovčáček posted on facebook . The dispute over the new minister is now in its fourth month.