MEP Ježek breaks ties with ANO over Zeman, other differences

MEP Petr Ježek has announced that he is breaking ties with ANO, the party for which he was elected to the European Parliament. Mr. Ježek said that he had made the move because of ANO’s support for Miloš Zeman in the Czech presidential race and the party’s cooperation with the Communist Party and Freedom and Direct Democracy. In a letter to the party’s leadership he also said he had different ideas from them as regards the requirements to be prime minister.

Last year another MEP for ANO, Pavel Telička, severed ties with the party, citing a divergence of views. Mr. Ježek’s decision to quit means that only two of four MEPs elected for ANO in 2014 are still associated with the grouping.

Author: Ian Willoughby