The cabinet reshuffle, announced on Tuesday, brings to an end speculation over who will lead which ministries in the government’s final year-and-a-half. Despite criticism from the president and members of the opposition, Deputy Prime Minister Karolína Peake takes over as defence minister, while Zbyněk Stanjura, somewhat surprisingly, will serve as minister of transport. At the weekend, President Václav Klaus questioned the wisdom of appointing Karolína Peake as the new defence minister.