Spolu, PirStan seek to sign coalition pact ahead of new parliament’s first session

The opposition coalitions Spolu (Civic Democrats, Christian Democrats, Top 09) and PirStan (Pirates, Independents and Mayors), which together won a majority of seats in recent parliamentary elections, plan to sign an agreement towards forming a government on November 8.

Petr Fiala, the Civic Democrat chairman and possible next prime minister, told a news conference on Wednesday following intraparty talks that they expect the signing to coincide with the first session of the newly elected lower house of Parliament.

Spolu and PirStan are due to meet again next week, including in working groups focused on programme priorities. Fiala has also asked President Miloš Zeman’s office to arrange a meeting once he is out of hospital. Currently, the 77-year-old Czech head of state is in an intensive care unit.

According to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), it is still not certain who President Zeman will entrust with trying to form a new government.

Author: Brian Kenety