Agence France-PresseJune 17, 2013 13:30
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas resigned on Monday over a bribery and spying scandal involving his top aide that has plunged the recession-hit EU state into a fresh political crisis.
"Mr President, in line with the constitution... I resign," Necas told his rival President Milos Zeman, who called for talks with political parties from Friday to discuss the government's future.
Zeman asked the rightwing Necas, who has been in office for just three years at the head of a shaky coalition government, to stay on as caretaker leader until a new administration is named.