WASHINGTON — The newly-formed cabinet in the Czech Republic government struggled to gain a vote of confidence by the country’s parliament.
Reuters reports  that the Czech cabinet, formed by leftist allies of Presient Milos Zeman, lost a vote of confidence by parliamentarians this past Wednesday.
What does this mean? A standoff continues between Zeman and parliament, an ongoing saga of two months now.
It was very close, with 100 against, 93 in favor and 7 no present. This means in a parliamentary democracy that there is no clear majority to rule the country and deadlock will continue. The next step would be a dissolution and earlier-than-expected parliamentary elections.
This is one of several European Union countries undergoing domestic turmoil. Bulgaria  and Romania have issues of their own , in addition to the debt problems of Greece  and Portugal , the struggling economies like Spain  and lack of German investor confidence .