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article imageCzech Premier to resign amid corruption and spying scandal

By Saunon Malek     Jun 17, 2013 in World
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has announced his resignation on Sunday, over a corruption scandal involved with his Chief of Staff, Jana Nagyova.
“I will tender my resignation as prime minister tomorrow,” he told reporters on Sunday, and further said, "The entire government will therefore resign with me.”
According to Press TV, the prime minister's Chief of Staff Jana Nagyova was accused of illegally ordering the military intelligence to spy on people, as well as bribing former lawmakers in exchange for them to give up their parliamentary seats.
Necas decided to step down as prosecutors charged Nagyova, with President Milos Zeman commenting on the charges as "serious", following a police raid on government and private offices on June 12th.
In addition to Necas' Chief of Staff, several heads of intelligence, lawmakers, and an ex-minister have been arrested in correlation with the scandal.
Because of the situation, Social Democrats in the Czech government as well as two other parties in Necas' center-right coalition have declared that they would no longer have trust in him or support him, unless if he resigned as Prime Minister.
He also announced that he would resign as his right-wing Civic Democrat Party's chairman.
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