ANO leader Andrej Babiš says no time limit on government creation

Outgoing prime minister and ANO leader Andrej Babiš has confirmed that head of state Miloš Zeman will give him an unlimited period to try and form a government and will not seek a guarantee that he has 101 votes in support in the lower house..

Babiš made the announcement after a meeting with the president on Thursday night. He confirmed that the two would next meet on the evening of February 18.

That day the Social Democrats are expected to elect a new leadership which should decide whether to enter into talks about a coalition with ANO or offer an ANO led government support.