Czech minority government wins confidence vote

Czech minority government wins confidence vote

PRAGUE,. The minority government of billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis won a parliamentary confidence vote this morning, becoming the first administration since the 1989 collapse of communism to rely on backing from the Communist Party.

“The parliament has voiced confidence in the cabinet,” parliament speaker Radek Vondracek said after a marathon session lasting more than 16 hours.

A total of 105 lawmakers out of 196 present in the 200-seat parliament voted in favour of Babis’s minority cabinet, while 91 were against.

— AFP