Czech party calls parliament session to vote on early election

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Posted: Aug 07, 2013 3:36 PM

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech conservative party TOP09 asked on Wednesday for a special parliamentary session to discuss holding an early election, raising the chances of fresh polls late this year before a regular vote due next May.

The move follows a vote in parliament on Wednesday in which the new cabinet led by Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok failed to win a vote of confidence.

(Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)