ANO want head of Transparency International to take interior portfolio

The chairman of ANO, Andrej Babiš, says the party would like its choice – the director of the Czech branch of Transparency International, David Ondráček – to be named minister of the interior. However, the Social Democrats, who came first in elections a month ago, are also eyeing the interior portfolio. Mr. Ondráček has said he would consider accepting the post. In earlier talks on forming a coalition, possibly with the Christian Democrats, the Social Democrats and ANO agreed that the former would take the post of speaker of the Chamber of Deputies while the latter would get the job of finance minister. The Social Democrats received just over 22.08 percent of the vote in elections four weeks ago, with ANO coming second on 18.65 percent.

Author: Ian Willoughby