Prime Minister Andrej Babis Survives Vote of No-Confidence

The vote was called by opposition parties following months of public protest at Babis’s business affairs. Photo credit:

Brno, Jun 27 (BD) – In the early hours of Thursday morning, following a 17-hour debate, Czech MPs voted on a motion of no-confidence in Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his government, called by opposition parties. The motion required 101 votes to pass and bring down the government, but the final vote was 85 in favour and 85 against, with 30 MPs abstaining or failing to vote.

The vote was called after a difficult two months for the Prime Minister, marked by sustained public protests and increasing pressure from EU and Czech investigators related to his financial affairs (Read more in our previous story: “Large Protest of Up To 500,000 People Planned For Prague’s Letná Park This Sunday”). 

Babis’s ANO 2011 governs in coalition with the Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD), with support from the Communist Party.

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