Social Democrats and Christian Democrats fail to agree on key issues in first coalition talks

Representatives of the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats failed to agree on substantive issues during their first talks on forming a coalition government on Tuesday. The main differences between the two parties are over a church restitution law and corporation tax. However, members of the negotiating teams said they had found common ground on the introduction of property declarations and registered checkout tills. The Social Democrats, who came first in elections last month, had previously held coalition talks with ANO, who finished second.

Author: Masha Volynsky