Czech leaders agree on PM designate

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 6 (UPI) -- The Czech outgoing coalition and opposition leaders have agreed a 58-year-old economist will lead a caretaker Cabinet until October elections.

Leaders of parliamentary parties decided Jan Fischer, head of the Czech Statistical office should form a "technical government" by May 9 to lead the country until the early general elections Oct. 9-10, Prague Radio said Monday.


Fischer is to replace outgoing Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, whose government resigned in mid-March.

Fischer isn't currently affiliated to any party but he was member of the Communist Party from 1980-80. He was appointed the head of the statistical office in 2003.

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