Czech Republic

Czech government agrees to resign following election – PM

Reuters
Czech government agrees to resign following election – PM
Prime Minister Andrej Babis pledges his outgoing government will continue efforts to tame the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic

The Czech government agreed to resign on Thursday, November 11, following an election, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said, pledging his outgoing government will continue efforts to tame the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic.

Babis said he sent the offer of resignation in a letter to President Milos Zeman, who has been hospitalized since Ocober. 10, instead of delivering it in person as is the usual practice.

When Zeman accepts the resignation, he is due to task the outgoing government to perform its duties until the new government is appointed, which is expected to take place in the coming weeks.

The country of 10.7 million reported 13,502 new COVID-19 cases earlier on Thursday, while hospitalizations grew to 3,452, with some hospitals forced to limit non-urgent care.

Babis and his allies lost the October 8-9 election to two blocs of opposition parties which have already agreed to form the next government, with Petr Fiala, leader of the strongest party in the five-member coalition, as the prospective prime minister.  – Rappler.com