Petr Necas at briefing
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Czech PM Petr Necas to resign over aide scandal

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has announced that he will resign on Monday after days of political turmoil.

His ruling coalition will try to form a new government led by someone nominated by his Civic Democratic Party (ODS).

Pressure had been growing on Mr Necas to quit since prosecutors on Friday charged his chief of staff Jana Nagyova with corruption and abuse of power.

Speaking at a televised briefing, Mr Necas said he was aware of his "political responsibility" and was "facing the consequences".

  • 17 Jun 2013
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