ANO, Social Democrats seal programme with coalition deal to be presented Friday

Negotiators from ANO and the Social Democrats have agreed on the policy programme of their planned coalition government, an ANO representative said on Wednesday evening. Both groupings will put the document to their own party organisations on Friday.

ANO deputy chairman Jaroslav Faltýnek said there would be no changes to a previously agreed division of portfolios between the two parties, who are set to form a minority cabinet supported by the Communists in important lower house votes.

Social Democrats leader Jan Hamáček called on journalists and the public to have patience until Friday, when the final coalition deal and policy programme would be published.

Author: Ian Willoughby