President Miloš Zeman keeps counsel after meeting over police reform with ANO leader

ANO leader and finance minister Andrej Babiš met with president Miloš Zeman late Monday over a proposed police shake up which has divided the ruling government coalition and appears to threaten its future. The meeting, in which Babiš called for the reforms to be halted for further discussion, lasted for just over an hour. Babiš later said he had also called for the financial police division to be recreated. It was disbanded under Civic Democrat interior minister Ivan Langer. The head of state made no pronouncement son the police reform afterwards. He is expected to meet with Supreme State Attorney Pa vel Zeman on Wednesday. President Zeman earlier on Monday met with interior minister Milan Chovanec and police president Tomáš Tuhý.

Author: Chris Johnstone