Recently installed Fiala government to undergo confidence vote

The five-party coalition government of Prime Minister Petr Fiala is set to undergo a confidence vote on Wednesday, a month after being appointed. The government has 108 mandates in the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies.

In his opening address to MPs, Mr. Fiala said that the government’s aim was to make the Czech Republic one of the world’s most advanced countries. He said that austerity measures planned by his cabinet would be as socially sensitive as possible.

Previous government leaders ANO said they would vote against the confidence motion, with chairman Andrej Babis saying the Fiala cabinet was carrying out political purges and cutting salaries.

Author: Ian Willoughby