The Parliament of the Czech Republic extends the vote on the vote of confidence against the government at dawn

The Parliament of the Czech Republic is continuing the debate on the motion of censure against the government in the early hours of the morning, which has already lasted over 17 hours, while the House of Commons agreed to the vote by the morning of this Thursday.

The Chamber of Deputies started at noon this Wednesday with the vote of confidence against the Executive Committee of Prime Minister Petr Fiala, although at the request of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) the Chamber ratified the possibility of an extension until the morning of this Thursday, the final vote is taken by the Czech news portal iDNES.

The Czech House of Commons also voted in the summer of 2018 on a vote of confidence against former Prime Minister Andrej Babis, which also ended after midnight. “We waited eight years, we will wait another eight hours,” said Finance Minister Zbynek Stanjura.

The Parliament of the Czech Republic extends the vote on the vote of confidence against the government at dawn
The Parliament of the Czech Republic extends the vote on the vote of confidence against the government at dawn

Now the interventions of the current members of the executive and the interventions of the opposition mean that the debate and the vote of confidence go on for more than 17 hours.

The government of the Czech Republic has 108 parliamentarians – 71 from the SPOLU coalition, in which the ODS is integrated; and 37 of the pirate and mayor coalition – and surpasses the majority of the lower house – with 200 MPs – so that the vote of confidence is likely to succeed.

In his first speech, Fiala defended his intention to make the Czech Republic “a debt-free state” and promised pension reform. From the opposition, now led by Babis, they accused the president of “deliberately misleading society” for believing he was making unworkable promises.

These discrepancies between government and opposition MPs have resulted in the House of Commons not having completed the voting process after 4:00 a.m. and after more than 16 hours of debate. “I would like to ask my colleagues to be patient in the debate so that we can answer them on important questions,” said Stanjura.

One of the most notable interventions was precisely that of Minister Stanjura, who not only asked the Chamber of Deputies for patience, but also promised Czech voters to comply with their demands.

“What you decided in the elections applies. The ‘Babismo’ is over (…) We will respond to the needs of the middle class and our voters,” added Stanjura, criticizing Babis’ economic policy and whatever it was was Finance Minister Alena Schillerova picks up the digital newspaper Aktuell.

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