CZECH ministers met President Milos Zeman yesterday to resolve a political crisis triggered by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka’s resignation over Finance Minister Andrej Babis’s business dealings.
Social Democrat Mr Sobotka said that the billionaire businessman minister had not allayed tax-dodging suspicions.
Communist Party (KSCM) vice-chairman Josef Skala accused Mr Sobotka of running away from his responsibilities.
Resignation was, he said, a desperate attempt to escape from his party’s plummeting poll ratings.
“Trying to cover it up through theatrical indignation about dirty tricks committed by others at taxpayers’ expense will definitely not save him,” Mr Skala added.
He pointed to the OKD coal mines, sold at a knockdown price under Mr Sobotka’s personal auspices, as the tip of the iceberg.