Fiala government facing no-confidence vote in lower house

The government of Petr Fiala faces a vote of no-confidence in the lower house on Tuesday. The no-confidence motion is being tabled by the opposition ANO party, which collected the signatures of 58 MPs to push it through. The reason cited was that the ruling coalition had blocked its proposals in the lower house and failed to address people’s problems. Commentators are linking the vote to party leader Andrej Babiš' campaign in the presidential elections and an attempt by ANO to win media attention. Given that the ruling coalition has a solid majority in the lower chamber it is certain to survive the no-confidence motion.