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Czech Social Affairs Minister to Quit as Deputy Charged

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Czech Social Affairs Minister Jaromir Drabek, who oversaw preparations of a pension-system overhaul, said he’ll step down after police charged one of his deputies with corruption.

Drabek, who’s also a deputy chairman of ruling-coalition party TOP09, will leave his post at the end of the month, he said at a news conference in Prague today broadcast on public Czech Television. Drabek said he hasn’t done anything illegal.

Police this week charged one of Drabek’s deputies and another ministry employee with bribery in connection with a procurement tender, the CTK newswire reported. Drabek said he believes his deputy will be proven innocent.

To contact the reporter on this story: Peter Laca in Prague at placa@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net

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