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Czech PM, authorities formally resign after election defeat

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It’s not instantly clear when the president, who’s at the moment hospitalised, will swear within the new prime minister and his authorities.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his authorities have resigned in a proper step required by the Constitution following final month’s parliamentary election.

Mr. Babis mentioned Thursday he despatched the resignation letter to President Milos Zeman. The head of state is anticipated to ask Mr. Babis to remain in workplace till a brand new authorities is appointed.

Mr. Babis’ authorities needed to resign after the primary session of the brand new decrease home of Parliament was over, which occurred on Wednesday.

A 3-party, liberal-conservative coalition generally known as Together received the Oct 8-9 election with a 27.8% share of the vote.

Together teamed up with a center-left liberal coalition made up of the Pirate Party and a gaggle of mayors and impartial candidates, which got here in third place with 15.6% of votes.

The new partnership will maintain 108 seats within the the 200-seat decrease home of Parliament, relegating Mr. Babis, a populist billionaire, and his centrist ANO (YES) motion to the opposition.

Mr. Zeman has already requested Petr Fiala, the candidate of the successful coalition, to kind a brand new authorities. The 5 events of the coalition signed a deal this week to rule collectively.

It’s not instantly clear when the president, who’s at the moment hospitalised, will swear within the new prime minister and his authorities.

Zeman’s situation has lately improved and he now not requires intensive care, Prague’s army hospital says.

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