Party leaders to meet for coalition fine-tuning

The leaders of ANO and the Social Democrats are to meet on Monday to fine-tune the emerging agreement on a coalition government. Communist Party leader Vojtěch Filip, whose party has pledged to support the minority cabinet under certain conditions, will also be present at the talks.

ANO and the Social Democrats are to discuss the final wording of the coalition agreement and certain guarantees which the Social Democrats want included in the text. The most controversial of these is an agreement in writing that Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, who is charged with EU subsidy fraud, would step down if he were found guilty, even if the verdict was not legally binding.