Budget deficit of CZK 320 billion for 2021 passes first reading in lower-house

In the first reading on Wednesday, the Chamber of deputies voted in favour of a CZK 320 billion budget deficit proposed by the government for next year. The proposal, encompassing the basic parameters of the budget, including the size of income and expenditures, was supported by President Miloš Zeman and passed thanks to votes from members representing the government ANO and Social Democrat parties, as well as the Communist Party.

A second and third reading will follow in which the precise details of the budget will be discussed and subject to a final vote.

Author: Tom McEnchroe