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Andrej Babis Appointed as new Prime Minister of Czech

Published on December 18, 2017
The President of Czech appointed billionaire businessman Andrej Babis as the Prime Minister of the country.

His cabinet took power on 13th December and Babis took  part in a European Union leaders’ summit the following day.

Voting Highlights

In the elections held in October 2017, Babis' party ANO got 29.6% votes. His party pledged to fight against migration and to focus on making the state more efficient. But, according to the constitution, ANO has to win the confidence for his government by mid-January because ANO has 78 seats in the 200-seat lower house but has so far failed to win the backing of any of the other eight parties

ANO's Pledge

Babis set up ANO in 2011 as a protest movement when mainstream parties were embroiled in corruption scandals. He has pledged to keep the budget in shape but also boost infrastructure investments and public sector wages, and play a more active role in the European Union, especially in securing the EU’s external border to stop illegal migration. The Czechs are facing a possible EU suit over refusing to accept migrants under an EU quota system
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