Czech opposition parties propose no-confidence vote in gov't

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-13 22:59:03|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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PRAGUE, Nov 13 (Xinhua) -- Six Czech opposition parties proposed on Tuesday a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Andrej Babis' government over an EU subsidy fraud case implicating his Capi hnizdo farm. The opposition parties claimed that Babis may have frustrated the investigation into the case.

According to local media, Babis's son, Andrej Babis Junior, has told the Seznam Zpravy server that his father wanted him to disappear from the Czech Republic over the case. He also said that he was signing some documents concerning the Capi hnizdo farm, but that he did not know what he was signing.

Babis responded that his son is mentally ill, takes medicines and must be kept under supervision. He said his son left the Czech Republic voluntarily. Babis called the whole matter "a hunt" for his family.

The opposition, representing 92 members of the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies,called on Babis to step down pending the end of the investigation into the case. The leader of the opposition party Civic Democratic Party (ODS), Petr Fiala, called on the deputies of the governing parties and the Communists (KSCM) to cease their support for Babis.

The six opposition parties are the ODS, Pirates, the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), TOP 09 and the Mayors and Independents (STAN).