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Labor minister resigns after police charge deputy

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Czech Labor and Social Affairs Minister Jaromír Drábek resigned on Wednesday after police charged his first deputy with bribery, another blow to the centre-right government already weakened by corruption scandals in the past year. Police charged Deputy Labor Minister Vladimír Šiška with bribery on Monday. A court ordered on Wednesday his detention until trial. Drábek said he believed Šiška, his former long-term business partner, would be cleared.

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