Andrej Babis


CSSD Calls on ANO to Drop Babis

Hradec Kralove, East Bohemia, Feb 18 (CTK) – Czechs Social Democrats have entrusted their new leader Jan Hamacek with talks on a new government with Prime Minister Babis’s ANO at the close of their congress today.


They decided that the government must not rely on the votes of the anti-EU Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD).


The party also called on ANO not to nominate criminally prosecuted persons to the government. This move is aimed against Babis, who was released for prosecution by the Chamber of Deputies over his implication in an EU subsidy fraud.


In their resolution, the Social Democrats said the criminal prosecution was a basic problem and called on ANO not to block the creation of a stable government by nominating a criminally prosecuted person.


ANO says it insists on Babis as the prime minister.


The Social Democrats elected Hamacek, a deputy chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, for their new leader at the congress earlier today.