Jiří Mašek elected head of GIBS committee

Lawmakers in the Chamber of Deputies elected ANO Party MP Jiří Mašek to head the standing parliamentary commission overseeing the police general inspectorate (GIBS).

Mr Mašek’s election was criticised by the opposition parties, who say the Prime Minister and ANO party leader Andrej Babiš tries to gain control over the country’s security corps.

The previous head of the commission Zdeněk Ondráček, a former riot police officer who beat pro-democracy demonstrators in Czechoslovakia in 1989, stepped down following demonstrations across the Czech Republic and a motion for his removal.

Author: Ruth Fraňková