Le Monde: The next Czech government in the hands of communists

Our Vít Havelka was quoted in and article for Le Monde on the formation of the government of Andrej Babis.

The appointed populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis wants to form a coalition with the Social Democrats, but will depend on the Parliament of the former Czechoslovak Communist Party.

Some will see yet another provocation on the part of the Czech president. On Wednesday, June 27, the irascible Milos Zeman did not find it inappropriate to name the new government on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance, dedicated to the victims of the communist regime. However, the latter should be supported in Parliament, for the first time since 1989, by the very nostalgic Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), the direct successor of the unpleasant Communist Party of the former Czechoslovakia. And this training did not deny anything of this heavy past, nor did it mea culpa.

The full article is available in French here.

#Andrej Babis #Czech politics #government

Vít Havelka
Senior Research Fellow

Expertise: EU institutional relations with member states, europeisation, transformation role of EU

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