Government faces no confidence vote in Chamber of Deputies

The ANO-Social Democrat minority government led by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is facing a vote of no-confidence from the Chamber of Deputies this Thursday. The opposition needs to get 101 MPs to vote in favour of the motion.

The Civic Democrats, the Pirate Party, the Mayors and Independents, the Christian Democrats, TOP 09, the Freedom and Direct Democracy Party, as well as the Tricolour party members are all expected to vote in favour of no confidence, which gives the opposition 90 votes in total.

The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia is seen as a key player in the vote, as they are not members of the government, but support it indirectly. According to the Czech News Agency, Communist Party MPs have been told by their leadership to leave the hall when the vote takes place. However, other sources within the party say that the decision is yet to be made at its deputies club meeting later in the day.

Author: Tom McEnchroe