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Toppled Czech PM Necas divorces after scandal

Former Czech prime minister Petr Necas obtained a divorce from his wife Tuesday after he was toppled by a bribery and spy scandal involving his top aide and lover, a Prague court said. "The marriage has been dissolved. The two parties have waived their right to appeal," Michael Kvet, spokesman for a Prague district court, told AFP. Necas, a 48-year-old Catholic, said in January he had separated from Radka Necasova, 47, his wife of more than 25 years. They have two sons and two daughters.

Czech ex-PM admits relationship with aide at centre of graft probe

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Former Czech conservative Prime Minister Petr Necas has now acknowledged he had a relationship with his closest aide, whose arrest for suspected illegal spying and graft led to the government's fall last month, a daily reported on Saturday. The aide, Jana Nagyova, is among a group of people who have been charged with illegal surveillance of Necas's wife, whom he is now divorcing, or with bribing parliamentary deputies who had rebelled against Necas last year.

Czech prosecutors seek to charge former PM Necas

By Jan Lopatka PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech prosecutors asked the lower house of parliament to lift the immunity of former prime minister Petr Necas on Monday, the first time in the country's modern history that a head of government may face criminal charges. Necas, 48, quit as prime minister last month after a close aide was charged with bribery and abuse of office, but he remains a member of parliament and has parliamentary immunity.

Czech PM Necas: fiscal hawk turned unlucky lover

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas, who stepped down on Monday, focussed on fighting corruption but ironically it was a graft scandal -- combined with an alleged love affair -- that put a sudden end to his career. The bespectacled 48-year-old physicist, in office since July 2010, paid dearly for trusting Jana Nagyova, his chief of staff and alleged lover who was indicted on Friday on charges of bribery and complicity in abuse of power. Police said she had asked military spies to tail Necas's estranged wife Radka.

Czech PM Necas: fiscal hawk turned unlucky lover

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas who said he was stepping down Sunday survived eight gruelling confidence motions before an alleged love affair gone wrong ended his career a year before scheduled elections. The bespectacled 48-year-old physicist, in office since July 2010, paid dearly for trusting Jana Nagyova, his chief of staff -- and alleged lover -- who was indicted Friday for bribery and complicity in abuse of power. Police said she had asked military spies to tail Necas's wife, Radka. Necas announced earlier this week the marriage was over after was 25 years.

Czech PM Necas quits amid corruption scandal

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas said Sunday he would step down amid a massive corruption scandal in which his top aide -- and alleged lover -- was indicted for bribery. "I will step down as prime minister tomorrow. I am aware of my political responsibility," Necas told reporters after talks in Prague with partners in his centre-right minority coalition government in power since July 2010. "When I step down the entire government will step down in line with the constitution," said Necas.

Czech PM Necas quits amid corruption scandal

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas said Sunday he would step down amid a massive corruption scandal in which his top aide -- and alleged lover -- was indicted for bribery. "I will step down as prime minister tomorrow. I am aware of my political responsibility," Necas told reporters after talks in Prague with partners in his centre-right minority coalition government in power since July 2010. "When I step down the entire government will step down in line with the constitution," said Necas.

Czech prime minister steps down after graft scandal

By Jana Mlcochova and Robert Muller PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas was forced to quit on Sunday by a graft and spying scandal involving his closest aide, pitching the European Union member state into a period of uncertainty over who will form the next government. Under the Czech constitution, the whole government will now have to step down, and there is likely to be horse-trading between the governing coalition, the opposition and the president before a replacement is in place.

Czech PM Necas says to step down amid graft scandal

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas said Sunday he would step down, amid a massive corruption scandal in which his top aide was indicted for bribery. "I will step down as prime minister tomorrow. I am aware of my political responsibility," Necas told reporters after talks in Prague with partners in his centre-right minority coalition government in power since July 2010. "When I step down the entire government will step down in line with the constitution," Necas said.

Czech PM faces showdown as coalition partners waver

By Jan Lopatka PRAGUE (Reuters) - Some members of the Czech Republic's governing coalition are considering ditching Prime Minister Petr Necas after his closest aide was charged with bribery and ordering illegal surveillance, his deputy said on Sunday. Necas faces a showdown with his coalition partners later on Sunday when they meet for talks following the arrest of his long-standing personal assistant Jana Nagyova.
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