ANO deputies club backs coalition deal

The deputies club of ANO, one of the parties in negotiations on the new government, officially approved a coalition deal with the Social and Christian Democrats on Monday. The club also formally approved party leader Andrej Babiš to negotiate posts in the new cabinet. According to the head of the party’s deputies club, Jaroslav Faltýnek, the party chairman was not ‘bound’ to negotiate on concrete ministries, a reference to tactics taken by the Christian Democrats who are trying to secure the Agriculture Ministry for one of their candidates. Among ministerial posts in the government, ANO are expected to run the Finance Ministry.

Author: Jan Velinger