Two members of Czech Premier Petr Necas’s party won’t support in parliament a government bill raising taxes, iDnes.cz reported, citing lawmakers Tomas Ulehla and Petr Tluchor.
If the bill is rejected, Necas is ready to submit it again and link it to a vote of confidence in the government, iDnes.cz, the website of the newspaper Mlada Fronta Dnes reported, citing an unidentified lawmaker. Necas has said the government would have no reason to continue if the lower house rejects the bill, which is needed to cut the budget deficit.
The ruling coalition holds 100 mandates in the 200-seat lower house, one vote short of the majority needed to override the Senate, which in August rejected the legislation.
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