Marek Topolanek, PM of the Czech Republic and current President of the Council of Ministers has been defeated in a no confidence vote in the Czech lower house.
The vote was knife edge thin, 101-99 in the 200 member assembly.
It is thought that Vaclav Klaus may well have been involved in the toppling of the ODS led government, in part in response to the way in which Topolanek has been driving through the Lisbon Treaty.
This is the first time that a government holding the EU presidency has ever fallen and leads to interesting questions such as.
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Klaus now has until October to create a new Government but it is unlikely that any caretaker Government chosen by him in the meantime will be gung ho pro-Europeans.
So the Treaty is hung out to dry for the moment.
That Vaclav bloke, he is a hard bastard.
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