PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech President Milos Zeman appointed economist Jiri Rusnok as prime minister on Tuesday, setting up a clash with outgoing centre-right coalition parties which had pushed for their own candidate.
Rusnok, a leftist finance and industry minister in 2001-2003, will replace Petr Necas who resigned last week in a bribery and spying scandal that involved his close aide. Rusnok may fail to win a confidence vote in parliament, extending political instability in the central European country.
(Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
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