MPs of the opposition movement ANO are calling for a meeting in the House of Representatives to express mistrust in the coalition government of Prime Minister Peter Fiala (ODS). After the club meeting, club president Alina Shelrova told reporters. The reason is the relationship that surrounded the contacts of the new Director of Civil Intelligence, Peter Melchenko, with businessman Michel Riedel, accused in the Doszymetter case of corruption, and the complicated economic situation, which, according to representatives of the ANO, was not resolved by the Cabinet. Given the majority in the parliamentary coalition, an attempt to express confidence in the government is likely to be unsuccessful.
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Prime Minister Peter Fiala (ODS) and MP Alena Schillerová (ANO)
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A motion of no confidence in the government must be signed by at least 50 deputies. The ANO Club has 72 members. Schillerová stated that, to date, there are more than 40 signatures of deputies who participated in the meetings of the group under the request. More signatures are expected on Friday and it is assumed that SPD lawmakers will also sign. The club wants to submit a request to hold the meeting as soon as possible. The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Markéta Pekarová Adamová (TOP 09) must immediately convene it in accordance with the rules of procedure.
“It is impossible to overlook the fact that one of the most important intelligence units is headed by an untrustworthy person, and that the Minister of the Interior (Vit Rakochan), who is also the head of the Stan movement, is torn apart by case after case.” According to her, the prime minister “buries his head in the sand and is trying to keep quiet about the whole affair.”
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives for ANO Karel Havlíček noted the sharp rise in gas and electricity prices, while saying that government measures will have little impact on households and will have practically no impact on businesses and businesses. “We are really the worst in the whole European Union today in terms of support,” he said.
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Representatives of the ANO movement promised earlier that they would not try to express their confidence in the government during the Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union. But the movement’s leader, Andrei Babis, previously said that the scandal surrounding the director of the Office of External Relations and Information, Mlinka, was unprecedented. According to Havlicic, many things have changed since then, also due to the energy crisis and, according to him, inappropriate government measures.
For the Cabinet to fall, a vote of no-confidence must be passed by a majority of all members of Parliament, i.e. at least 101. The opposition ANO and SPD have a total of 92 votes. The alliance camp made up of ODS, STAN, KDU-ČSL, TOP 09 and Pirates got 108 votes.
Of the 16 attempts to express distrust of the government so far, only one was successful in March 2009. During the vote on the government of Mirko Topolanek during the Czech presidency of the European Union, four deputies from the coalition joined the opposition, so it obtained a necessary 101 out of 197 votes . In the last election period, Babish’s minority cabinet resisted three votes of no-confidence.
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