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ANO likely to win repeated vote despite failed confidence motion, lowering risk of new Czech election

17 January 2018

Event

On 16 January, ANO 2011 (ANO), led by Andrej Babiš, failed to secure a vote of confidence, winning only 78 votes in the 200-seat parliament, equal to the number of seats ANO gained in the October 2017 parliamentary election.

Other parties, apart from the left-wing Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (Komunistická Strana Čech a Moravy: KSCM), so far refuse to support Babiš as prime minister due to his facing pending fraud charges; Babiš denies any wrongdoing. President Miloš Zeman has pledged to offer Babiš a second chance to form a government, provided he secures 101 signatures of support from members of parliament prior to starting the process.

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