Jiří Rusnok’s provisional government lost an August 7 confidence vote and will offer its resignation to President Miloš Zeman on August 8.

Zeman earlier gave a speech to parliament ahead of the vote vowing that regardless of the outcome, he would let Rusnok continue to govern the country until the scheduled 2014 elections.

The previous centre-right coalition led by Petr Nečas, having lost its 101-vote majority after two of its members abstained, is unable to offer a substitute candidate and is pushing for early elections as a solution to the current political crisis.