Three parties reportedly close to coalition deal

The Social Democrats, ANO and the Christian Democrats are reported to be on the verge of producing a coalition deal. If they agree on a programme during talks on Tuesday night the document would then be discussed internally by the three parties. Agreement has been reached in most areas, though differences remain over issues surrounding taxation and the health system. The parties are expected to focus on the division of portfolios next week when the leader of the Christian Democrats returns from an overseas trip.

Author: Ian Willoughby