Government survives no-confidence vote after Communists leave House – Brno Daily
The opposition failed in its attempt to pass a vote of no confidence in the government yesterday. The decision of the Communist Party to leave the hemicycle in the morning meant that the opposition motion could not garner the 101 votes required to pass. 89 deputies from ODS, KDU-ČSL, TOP 09, Pirates, STAN and SPD voted for the motion and 82 deputies voted against. Photo credit: Psp.cz.
Rep. Czech, June 4 (BD) – Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) ‘s office survived a vote of no confidence on Thursday for the third time, as Czech media reported. The motion was tabled by members of the SPOLU coalition (ODS, KDU-ČSL and TOP 09) and the Pirates and STAN alliance. They claimed the government had failed to tackle the pandemic and had been unable to ensure strong international solidarity in the diplomatic split with Russia, also highlighting Babiš’s alleged conflict of interest.
“The state administration has been politicized in such a way that in my opinion it will appear in textbooks on how not to fight corruption, not to fight nepotism, not to fight against corruption. patronage, “said Pirate Party leader Ivan Bartoš. .
KSČM chairman Vojtěch Filip criticized the government for taking an anti-Russian stance after the revelations of Russian secret service involvement in the explosions in Vrbětice. He also criticized the government for failing to push for a merger of health insurance companies, which he sees as austerity measure he said would help healthcare in the event of a pandemic. However, he also said the party would not join a no-confidence motion proposed by the opposition.
“The government does not have our confidence, but neither do the right-wing parties led by the ODS, TOP 09, STAN, KDU-CSL and the Pirates. That is why we will not participate in this unnecessary theater and we are going to work for the citizens, ”said Filip at the end of his speech. At that point, the Communist deputies left the chamber, depriving the opposition motion of enough votes to pass. MP Jiří Dolejš confirmed the final decision to leave the hemicycle ahead of the vote on Twitter on Thursday morning.
As reported by iDNES.cz, after the Communists left the negotiations, the outcome of the vote was clear in advance. “The opposition does not have these votes, we could have made some laws,” said Jan Hamáček, deputy prime minister and head of the CSSD. “It’s a waste of time today. Some will be interested until 7:15 pm, then the hockey will start, and no one will be interested afterwards. ”
Babiš defended his government’s record and dismissed the conflict of interest accusations. Babiš also accused the opposition of using the pandemic to attack the government, and reserved its strongest attacks for the coalition of Pirates and STAN.
“In the Czech Republic, we don’t want a multicultural eco-fanatic Piratostan. We don’t want to share our cars. We don’t want to share our apartments. We don’t want to share our country. We do not want our country to be ruled by the European Parliament, green fanatics with whom the pirates would unite, ”Babiš said in a moving speech.
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