Czech Social Democratic Party leader Bohuslav Sobotka. Photograph: Reuters.

The Czech Republic is facing more political uncertainty after an early general election gave only a narrow victory to the Social Democrats and ushered(...)

Czech Republic’s president Milos Zeman (right) and prime minister Jiri Rusnok toast after the cabinet’s inauguration at Prague Castle in Prague on Wednesday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Czech president Milos Zeman has defied his parliament and sworn in a new government led by a longtime ally, despite fears that it will only prolong th(...)

Czech president Milos Zeman (left) and newly appointed prime miinster Jiri Rusnok attend a news conference at Prague Castle yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Petr Josek

Czech president Milos Zeman has named an old ally as the country’s new prime minister, in a controversial move unpopular with all major parties and un(...)

The Czech Republic centre-right Civic Democrat party’s candidate for prime minister, Miroslava Nemcova, speaks to the media in the village of Lany, near Prague, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/David W Cerny

Czech president Milos Zeman is holding crisis talks with party leaders after a lurid corruption scandal forced the resignation of prime minister Petr (...)

Czech prime minister Petr Necas (right) tenders his resignation to President Milos Zeman at Prague Castle yesterday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Czech prime minister Petr Necas has resigned amid a major corruption scandal that could trigger snap elections. Mr Necas handed his resignation to Cze(...)

The Czech Republic’s prime minister Petr Necas (C) announces his resignation at a news conference in Prague yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Czech Republic’s main ruling party was due to meet today to search for a candidate to succeed prime minister Petr Necas who quit yesterday after a(...)

Czech Republic’s prime minister Petr Necas who said  he had no intention of resigning from his post after a series of police raids on government offices. Photograph: Petr Josek/Reuters

The Czech government is reeling after several prominent political and intelligence figures were arrested in a stunning anti-corruption sweep. Some 400(...)