Christian Democrats’ leadership give green light to coalition deal

The leadership of the smallest party in the nascent government, the Christian Democrats, have approved the coalition deal with the Social Democrats and ANO. However, disquiet remains in the party over the number and type of ministries it will receive. The Social Democrats have offered Christian Democrats two seats, which the latter’s leaders say is too few. Chairman Pavel Bělobrádek, who has just returned from an overseas trip, said on Sunday that the party would insist on being given control of the ministry of agriculture.

Author: Ian Willoughby