Final Word from Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of listeners of Czech Radio heard center- left political analyst Lukáš Jelínek say last night that he thinks Václav Klaus is taking part in an effort to bring down the government of Petr Nečas and that it relates to Klaus's own future political ambitions. Such an accusation is not only embarrassing for Klaus (who has denied any such intention) but also calls into question his commitment to his presidential vow to carry out the office of the president in the interest of all the people. If the president feels that a change of government is in the interest of the people, shouldn't he state this openly instead of engaging in intrigue, duplicity and equivocation with a group of 6-7 like-minded MPs? And if Klaus is obfuscating his true intentions with the prospect of personal political gain in the future, doesn't this raise the question of whether he is abusing his official position? When Klaus was in a similar position in 1997 to the one Nečas is in today, he declared that he was the victim of an assassination attempt.[Czech Republic ODS rebels Sarajevo]

Glossary of difficult words

Czech Radio - see the 16:30 mark;

duplicity - deceitfulness; double-dealing;

equivocation - to use ambiguous language to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself;

like-minded - having similar tastes or opinions;

to obfuscate - to confuse or make unclear.


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