Babis's government survives no-confidence vote23. 11. 2018
The Czech minority government of PM Andrej Babis's ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) survived a vote of no confidence in the Chamber of Deputies, provoked by six right-wing opposition parties over Babis's latest scandal, today.
The Communists (KSCM) backed the cabinet.
All 92 MPs of the opposition Civic Democrats (ODS), Pirates, Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), TOP 09 and Mayors and Independents (STAN) voted no confidence in the cabinet.
However, the opposition would need at least 101 votes in the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies to topple the government, regardless of the number of deputies present.
The government was supported by 90 deputies for ANO and the KSCM, which tolerated the cabinet. Three MPs from these parties excused themselves from the session.
All 13 CSSD MPs present walked out of the room before the no-confidence vote, while two were absent.
CTK, Nov 23