ANO leader says he expected Válková to announce resignation

10-02-2015

The head of ANO, Finance Minister Andrej Babiš, told Czech TV on Monday he had essentially reached an agreement with Justice Minister Helena Válková for her to resign, making clear he had expected her to make the announcement on Monday. Minister Válková met with the president but has not made any decision public. During their meeting, they discussed the future of the Justice Ministry and other pressing issues - including an agreement on back-pay for judges. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has said he will leave changes at the Justice Ministry up to ANO leader Babiš; the next justice minister could be current deputy minister Robert Pelikán.