The Czech prime minister Andrej Babis has announced the formal resignation of his government. The minderheidskabinet of his populist movement ANO (Yes) had a week ago, a vote of confidence in the parliament is lost.
President Milos Zeman accepted Wednesday the resignation. He gave the 63-year-old politician, however, at the same time, the assignment of new calls to start for the formation of a government. Babis is currently also the current business control. “I wish you much success in the negotiations,” said the 73-year-old Zeman.
The other parties refuse so far to a government to step in with Babis to the head. The reason is that the police investigation against the founder of a holding company of companies because of suspected fraud with EU subsidies. The parliament had the inviolability of the politician have already been lifted.
Babis, who opposes the reception of refugees and the state as a company want to control, it announced nevertheless, the conversations with various parties. The ANO has since the parliamentary elections of late October, about 78 of the 200 seats in the House of Representatives. If Babis at his second attempt, again by a motion of censure is voted out, is the voordrachtsbevoegdheid for a third attempt at the chairman of the House of Representatives, Radek Vondracek of the ANO.
About two days to draw the Czechs go to the polls for the second round of the presidential elections between sitting president Milos Zeman and Jiri Drahos. That last is the light for in the polls.