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Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia

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Andrej Babiš' second Cabinet is a centre-left minority coalition government, consisting of ANO 2011, a centrist populist political movement, and the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) with external support from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM).
It has never been part of a governing coalition in the executive branch, but provides parliamentary support to Andrej Babiš' Second Cabinet.

Andrej Babiš

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The head of government is Andrej Babiš, leader of ANO. The general election in 2017 was won by ANO, led by Andrej Babiš, who received 78 seats out of 200, becoming the largest party.
His second cabinet, confirmed by the Chamber of Deputies on 12 July 2018, is the first government since the fall of Communism in 1989 to rely on support from the Communist Party.

Andrej Babiš' First Cabinet

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In early 2018, Babiš lost a confidence vote when other parties voted against an ANO-minority government.
Andrej Babiš' Cabinet was the governing body of the Czech Republic from 13 December 2017 until it was succeeded by the second cabinet of Andrej Babiš on 27 June 2018.

Czech Social Democratic Party

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Andrej Babiš' second Cabinet is a centre-left minority coalition government, consisting of ANO 2011, a centrist populist political movement, and the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) with external support from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM).
It has been a junior coalition party within a minority cabinet since June 2018, and was a senior coalition party from 1998 to 2006 and from 2013 to 2017.

Jan Hamáček

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Jan Hamáček was appointed as temporary Foreign Minister.
In Andrej Babis' Second Cabinet, sworn in in June 2018, he was named Minister of the Interior, and also served as acting Minister of Foreign Affairs from June to October 2018.

Adam Vojtěch

Adam Vojtěch (born 2 October 1986) is a Czech politician and lawyer who has been Minister of Health since 13 December 2017, in both the first and second cabinets of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.

2017 Czech legislative election

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The general election in 2017 was won by ANO, led by Andrej Babiš, who received 78 seats out of 200, becoming the largest party.
ČSSD entered into coalition with ANO on 15 June 2018, with KSČM still in negotiations with ANO regarding the possibility of voting in favour of the ANO-ČSSD minority government in exchange for concessions.

Czech Pirate Party

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The parliamentary party sits in opposition to the ruling cabinet, and party leader Ivan Bartoš serves as the chairman of the Committee on Public Administration and Regional Development.

Centre-left politics

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Andrej Babiš' second Cabinet is a centre-left minority coalition government, consisting of ANO 2011, a centrist populist political movement, and the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) with external support from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM).

Coalition government

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Andrej Babiš' second Cabinet is a centre-left minority coalition government, consisting of ANO 2011, a centrist populist political movement, and the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) with external support from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM).

ANO 2011

ANO(ANO)Action of Dissatisfied Citizens
Andrej Babiš' second Cabinet is a centre-left minority coalition government, consisting of ANO 2011, a centrist populist political movement, and the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) with external support from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM).

Centrism

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Andrej Babiš' second Cabinet is a centre-left minority coalition government, consisting of ANO 2011, a centrist populist political movement, and the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) with external support from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM).

Populism

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Andrej Babiš' second Cabinet is a centre-left minority coalition government, consisting of ANO 2011, a centrist populist political movement, and the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) with external support from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM).

Miloš Zeman

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President Miloš Zeman appointed Babiš to form a government with other parties, but all other parliamentary parties had ruled out forming a coalition government with ANO due to a police investigation into Babiš's alleged subsidy fraud. The Social Democrats have four ministers and hold five ministries, due to the refusal of Czech President Miloš Zeman to appoint Miroslav Poche, the party's nominee for Foreign Minister.

President of the Czech Republic

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The Social Democrats have four ministers and hold five ministries, due to the refusal of Czech President Miloš Zeman to appoint Miroslav Poche, the party's nominee for Foreign Minister.

Miroslav Poche

The Social Democrats have four ministers and hold five ministries, due to the refusal of Czech President Miloš Zeman to appoint Miroslav Poche, the party's nominee for Foreign Minister.

Minister of Foreign Affairs (Czech Republic)

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The Social Democrats have four ministers and hold five ministries, due to the refusal of Czech President Miloš Zeman to appoint Miroslav Poche, the party's nominee for Foreign Minister.

Confidence and supply

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The coalition therefore requires the support of another party to provide confidence and supply.

TOP 09

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During the debate, deputies from TOP 09 left the Chamber in protest (they later returned to vote against the government) while some deputies from the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party unfurled a soviet flag to protest against the government being supported by the Communist Party.

Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party

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During the debate, deputies from TOP 09 left the Chamber in protest (they later returned to vote against the government) while some deputies from the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party unfurled a soviet flag to protest against the government being supported by the Communist Party.

Flag of the Soviet Union

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During the debate, deputies from TOP 09 left the Chamber in protest (they later returned to vote against the government) while some deputies from the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party unfurled a soviet flag to protest against the government being supported by the Communist Party.

Prague

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Protests also took place in the streets of Prague against the role of the Communists in the government.