Final Word from Tuesday, November 15, 2016

By launching into his cabinet reshuffle 10 days ago, Bohuslav Sobotka not only opened Pandora's box, allowing questions about his own party position to pop out, but he also nudged open the gates to Pankrác prison. We already know which ministers will be sacked, but which will be issued prison garb? After Sobotka declared that he would like to remove Dan Ťok as transport minister if only he could, Andrej Babiš counter­attacked and started talking about Škoda Transportation's "clientelistic" connections to ČSSD, Czech Railways and DP Praha. ČSSD fired back by accusing Ťok of playing into Kapsch's hands and Babiš of wanting to privatize Czech healthcare. Surely Lenka Bradáčová was taking notes and plans to file indictments against nearly the entire cabinet for abuse of public position and other high crimes. Even if only half of what the cabinet ministers are saying about each other is true, Pankrác is going to need some extra VIP cells. [Czech Republic ANO DPP highway tolls]

Glossary of difficult words

reshuffle - an act of reorganizing or rearranging something;

to nudge - to touch or push (something) gently or gradually;

to sack - to fire;

garb - clothing, esp. of a distinctive or special kind;

indictment - a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.

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