Czech cabinet shaky amidst conflict-of-interest scandal


Czech Republic's Finance Minister Andrej Babis at a press conference after a meeting with counterparts from various European countries, in Vienna, Austria, 04 May 2015.

Two coalition partners refuse to support the third

The senior coalition partner Social Democrat Party (CSSD) of the Czech government will support a bill that will ban cabinet ministers from holding a 40% or more controlling stake in any company while in office. Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), that is, the third junior partner of the three-party coalition government will also support the bill.

The law targets Finance Minister Andrej Babis, leader of the second junior coalition partner Ano and owner of Agrofert. Since January, Babis is under inv...

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