Czech Prime Minister resigns from resignation

Czech Prime Minister resigns from resignation

World May 5, 2017 11:00

prague - The Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has returned to his resignation on Friday. Instead, he wants to fack finance minister Andrej Babis, his main political rival, to put an end to a conflict in his center-linked government.

Sobotka said earlier this week that he would resign with his entire cabinet. He changed his mind after President Milos Zeman indicated that he would consider the resignation of Sobotka himself, not the entire cabinet. In that case, Babis would retain his post.

The Social Democrat Prime Minister announced his surprising resignation on Tuesday, less than six months before the parliamentary elections. The cause of the conflict are the allegations of tax fraud at Babis, leader of the liberal-popular coalition partner ANO.

Sobotka said on television that he was trying to create a way out of the political crisis. The Czechs will go to the polls on 20 and 21 October to divide seats in the new House of Representatives.

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