New coalition agreement to be signed on January 6

The coalition agreement between the Social Democrats, ANO and the Christian Democrats will be signed on January 6, Social Democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka said on Sunday. Speaking after a meeting with representatives of the other two parties, Mr Sobotka said the new government would have eight Social Democrat ministers, six nominated by the ANO party, and three by the Christian Democrats. While Mr Sobotka will be the prime minister of the coalition cabinet, ANO leader Andrej Babiš said he would become the finance minister; the Christian Democrats suggested earlier that their leader, Pavel Bělobrádek, would serve as the new minister of agriculture.

Author: Jan Richter