Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka to hand in government resignation Thursday: Zeman spokesman

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka should hand in the government’s resignation on Thursday in the afternoon, the president’s spokesman Jiří Ovčaček announced on Wednesday. Sobotka announced the government’s resignation on Tuesday saying that he could not continue in a government with finance minister and ANO leader Andrej Babiš. Sobotka said public trust in the government had been undermined by Babiš’ failure to explain his so-called one crown bonds and clear suspicion they were a tax fraud and answer questions about other financial dealings surrounding his agro-chemical company Agrofert. After Wednesday’s regular government meeting, agriculture minister Marian Jurečka said the government’s resignation might not take effect until the middle of May. A series of consultations started between president Miloš Zeman and politicians on Wednesday.

Author: Chris Johnstone