Šlechtová confirms her candidacy as defence minister

The outgoing Minister for Regional Development, Karla Šlechtová from the ANO party, has confirmed that she is a candidate to be defence minister in the minority cabinet prepared by the ANO leader Andrej Babiš, Czech Television reported.

Mr Babiš submitted a list of ministerial candidates to President Miloš Zeman at their meeting at Prague Castle earlier on Tuesday. He refused to release the ministers’ names, saying that the president wanted to meet them before the announcement was made.