Jan Lopatka – Czech Prosecutors Seek To Charge Former PM Necas – 16 July 2013

Czech Republic's outgoing prime minister Petr Necas arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels June 28, 2013. REUTERS/Francois LenoirCredit Photo: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

(Reuters) – Czech prosecutors asked the lower house of parliament to lift the immunity of former prime minister Petr Necas on Monday, the first time in the country’s modern history that a head of government may face criminal charges.

Necas, 48, quit as prime minister last month after a close aide was charged with bribery and abuse of office, but he remains a member of parliament and has parliamentary immunity.

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