New Czech PM will talk to parties to try win support

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Posted: Jul 10, 2013 7:45 AM

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 August 8.

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

(Reporting by Jan Lopatka and Jana Mlcochova; Editing by Alison Williams)