Babiš: Snap elections possible if second government fails to win confidence

The Czech Republic’s prime minister in resignation, Andrej Babiš, has said early elections could take place if a second government he plans to form fails to win the necessary vote of confidence in the Chamber of Deputies. The ANO chief made the comment in an interview in Saturday’s edition of the newspaper Právo.

Mr. Babiš says he aims to gain support for a second government by the end of this month. He had previously ruled out snap elections. However, he says his preferred option remains an ANO one-party minority government.

The PM said he would continue speaking to the Communist Party and Freedom and Direct Democracy about possible backing for such a government.