Babiš pledge smoothes way for transition to five-party coalition govt.

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has said he plans to enter opposition and would not accept the task of trying to form a new government from President Miloš Zeman. The ANO leader made the comment in a radio interview.

Mr. Zeman had previously said he would charge the head of the biggest single party after general elections with trying to establish a government.

Mr. Babiš’s statement would seem to pave the way for a smooth handover to a new five-party coalition headed by Petr Fiala of the Civic Democrats. The five have a comfortable majority in the lower house.

Author: Ian Willoughby