ANO leader Andrej Babiš says would prefer to quit politics than go into opposition

ANO leader and minister of finance Andrej Babiš has said he would withdraw from politics if his party was forced into opposition following elections to the lower house of parliament scheduled for next year. Babiš said in an interview with Hospodářské Noviny that he would prefer to go back to business and travel than play at politics in opposition. Polls have consistently given ANO a lead over their nearest rival, fellow government party, the Social Democrats, over the past year. Babiš added in the interview that ANO had been disingenuopus in sealing the current coalition and should have pressed for more seats to reduce the chances of being outvoted in Cabinet.

Author: Chris Johnstone