Babiš backs ANO colleague Stropnický as candidate for president

ANO chief Andrej Babiš says the party’s minister of defence, Martin Stropnický, would be a suitable candidate for president. Mr. Babiš made the comment in an interview for Saturday’s edition of the daily Právo. Mr. Babiš said he himself would be uninterested in the post as it is not “managerial”. Mr. Stropnický, a popular actor and former diplomat, told Právo he regarded the ANO leader’s comment as a gesture of trust but that he was fully focusing on his duties at the Ministry of Defence. The term of the current president, Miloš Zeman, expires in 2018.

Author: Ian Willoughby