Incoming PM will look for support for minority government week before Christmas

The country’s incoming prime minister, Andrej Babiš, has said he will begin looking for support for his minority government beginning the week before Christmas. Mr Babiš issued a statement at a press conference in Prague following a meeting of ¨ the proposed cabinet in Prague. Currently, it is unclear whether Babiš will find enough support. His ANO Party has a more seats in the chamber than any other (78) but still falls short of the minimum 101 needed for the slimmest of majorities.

The ANO leader said he would negotiate with the other parties in the lower house in the order they finished in the election in October, which means his first talks will be with the Civic Democrats.