Shortly before the second round of the elections for the Czech presidency, a vote of no confidence was carried out. There were no surprises, which is one of the reasons why the opposition is now heavily criticized.
Prague – The liberal-conservative government of the Czech Republic survived a vote of no confidence in parliament as expected. He clearly missed the required majority of 101 votes to remove the cabinet.
Eighty-one lawmakers from the populist ANO party and the far-right SPD voted against Prime Minister Petr Fiala’s five-party coalition overnight. But 102 representatives of the people expressed their confidence in the government.
The vote took place shortly before the second round of the elections for the Czech presidency on January 27 and 28. Therefore, government politicians accused the opposition of having misused the 25-hour debate on the vote of no confidence as an electoral campaign show. In the runoff, opposition politician, billionaire and ANO founder Andrej Babis meets former NATO general Petr Pavel.
The leader of the ANO parliamentary group, Alena Schillerova, for her part, justified her party’s motion of no confidence with current problems such as the shortage of certain medicines or high energy prices. It was the second motion of no confidence in the coalition since it took office from Fiala in December 2021. dpa