ANO’s Prachař steps down as minister of transport

12-11-2014

Antonín Prachař has resigned as minister of transport, the head of his ANO party, Andrej Babiš, announced on Wednesday. Mr. Prachař becomes the second member of the Social Democrats-led cabinet to leave office after Věra Jourová, who became a European commissioner. Mr. Babiš said he would nominate as his replacement Dan Ťok, who works for the company Skanska and is active in the American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Prachař had been criticised both by his own party chief and the Social Democrats’ Bohuslav Sobotka.