New Czech PM will talk to parties to try win support

New Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok (right) toasts with Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman, at the Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic on June 25, 2013. Mr Rusnok said on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, he would negotiate with political parties to
New Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok (right) toasts with Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman, at the Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic on June 25, 2013. Mr Rusnok said on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, he would negotiate with political parties to try to win support for his government in a vote of confidence that could take place around Aug 8. -- FILE PHOTO: AP

PRAGUE (REUTERS) - New Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok said on Wednesday he would negotiate with political parties to try to win support for his government in a vote of confidence that could take place around Aug 8.

The appointment of Rusnok's cabinet by President Milos Zeman on Wednesday infuriated the three parties of the outgoing centre-right coalition and the leftist opposition, who say Zeman bypassed parliament by selecting his long-term ally as the head of government.