The Czech public prosecutor’s office will again apply for Babis’ immunity to be waived

The prosecutor of the Czech Republic has announced that it will request the waiver of the immunity of incumbent Prime Minister Andrej Babis as soon as the new legislative period comes into force in early November, during which the current leader could not remain in office.

The investigation, dating back six years, calls into question the European funding received by a Babis-linked luxury tourism project that was theoretically intended for small and medium-sized enterprises. The president claims the funds have already been repaid.

The Czech public prosecutor’s office will again apply for Babis’ immunity to be waived
The Czech public prosecutor’s office will again apply for Babis’ immunity to be waived

The State Ministry’s final decision on the indictment should have been announced this Monday, but has been suspended for the time being, as Babis’ immunity was renewed with the elections in October. The first plenary session of the new parliament is scheduled for November 8th.

Babis’ party (ANO) won 72 seats in the last election, compared to 108 won by a coalition of liberals and conservatives. The negotiations on the formation of a government await clarification of fundamental procedural questions.

The hospitalization of President Milos Zeman, who is responsible for appointing a government candidate, has rocked the political bureau. The opposition has already initiated proceedings in the Senate to disqualify him from assuming his office by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, which is in preparation.

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