Justice minister tells Czech Radio she did not feel she had support from colleagues within ANO

Justice Minister Helena Válková has told Czech Radio she decided to step down because she did not feel she had support from within the ANO movement. According to the minister, colleagues did not back her work at the ministry and as minister she felt they would favour someone more forceful or direct. Válková tendered her resignation on Tuesday; President Miloš Zeman made clear later in the week he wasn't ready to accept; he aims to meet with the candidate for the post, Robert Pelikán, as well as ANO leader Andrej Babiš, first.

Author: Jan Velinger