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Andrej Babiš' Second Cabinet
|Second Cabinet of Andrej Babiš|
23rd Cabinet of the Czech Republic
|Date formed||27 June 2018|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Miloš Zeman|
|Head of government||Andrej Babiš|
|Deputy head of government||Jan Hamáček
Richard Brabec (2017–2019)
|No. of ministers||15|
|Total no. of members||17|
|Member parties||ANO (10 ministers)
ČSSD (5 ministers)
|Status in legislature||Minority coalition:
92 / 200
108 / 200
|Election(s)||2017 Czech legislative election|
|Predecessor||Andrej Babiš' First Cabinet|
Andrej Babiš' second Cabinet is a centre-left to centre-right minority coalition government, consisting of ANO 2011, a centre-right populist political movement, and the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), with external support from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM). 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. 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. In early 2018, Babiš lost a confidence vote when other parties voted against an ANO-minority government. In 2018, ČSSD decided to hold coalition talks with ANO. In April, the negotiations broke down. President Miloš Zeman subsequently gave Babiš a second chance to form a government. In May, ČSSD accepted talks with ANO, with KSČM also participating in talks to determine the conditions for its support of an ANO-ČSSD government.
The cabinet consists of two coalition parties. ANO, the senior coalition partner in the government, has 10 ministers (including Prime Minister). 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. Jan Hamáček was appointed as temporary Foreign Minister.
The coalition holds 93 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, eight seats short of a simple majority of 101 seats. The coalition therefore requires the support of another party to provide confidence and supply. KSČM agreed to support the minority government in exchange for cabinet support for several of their demands. With KSČM support, the government controls a majority of 108 seats. On June 15, 2018, following a party referendum, ČSSD formed a coalition with ANO.
The cabinet was approved by the Chamber of Deputies in the early morning of 12 July 2018 with a 105-91 vote, during a parliamentary session which had begun the previous morning. 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. Protests also took place in the streets of Prague against the role of the Communists in the government.
Resignations over plagiarism
Shortly after the formation of the cabinet, two ministers (Taťána Malá of ANO and Petr Krčál of ČSSD) resigned after being accused of plagiarism in their bachelor theses.
On July 24, 2018, another minister, Lubomír Metnar (Independent for ANO) also came under suspicion of plagiarism in his diploma thesis.
|Prime Minister||Andrej Babiš||ANO||6 June 2018||Incumbent|
|First Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Interior
|Jan Hamáček||ČSSD||27 June 2018||Incumbent|
|Deputy Prime Minister||Richard Brabec||ANO||27 June 2018[note 1]||30 April 2019|
|Alena Schillerová||Ind. for ANO||30 April 2019||Incumbent|
|Karel Havlíček||Ind. for ANO||30 April 2019||Incumbent|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Jan Hamáček (acting)||ČSSD||27 June 2018||15 October 2018|
|Tomáš Petříček||16 October 2018||12 April 2021|
|Jan Hamáček (acting)||12 April 2021||21 April 2021|
|Jakub Kulhánek||21 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of Finance||Alena Schillerová||Ind. for ANO||27 June 2018[note 2]||Incumbent|
|Minister of Health||Adam Vojtěch||Ind. for ANO||27 June 2018[note 2]||21 September 2020|
|Roman Prymula||Ind. for ANO||21 September 2020||29 October 2020|
|Jan Blatný||Ind. for ANO||29 October 2020||7 April 2021|
|Petr Arenberger||Ind. for ANO||7 April 2021||26 May 2021|
|Adam Vojtěch||Ind. for ANO||26 May 2021||Incumbent|
|Minister of the Environment||Richard Brabec||ANO||27 June 2018[note 1]||Incumbent|
|Minister of Labour and Social Affairs||Petr Krčál||ČSSD||27 June 2018||18 July 2018|
|Jana Maláčová||30 July 2018||Incumbent|
|Minister of Industry and Trade||Marta Nováková||ANO||27 June 2018||30 April 2019|
|Karel Havlíček||Ind. for ANO||30 April 2019||Incumbent|
|Minister of Justice||Taťána Malá||ANO||27 June 2018||10 July 2018|
|Jan Kněžínek||Ind. for ANO||10 July 2018||30 April 2019|
|Marie Benešová||Ind. for ANO||30 April 2019||Incumbent|
|Minister of Education, Youth and Sport||Robert Plaga||ANO||27 June 2018[note 2]||Incumbent|
|Minister of Defence||Lubomír Metnar||Ind. for ANO||27 June 2018||Incumbent|
|Minister of Transport||Dan Ťok||Ind. for ANO||27 June 2018[note 3]||30 April 2019[note 2]|
|Vladimír Kremlík||Ind. for ANO||30 April 2019[note 2]||20 January 2020|
|Karel Havlíček||Ind. for ANO||20 January 2020||Incumbent|
|Minister for Regional Development||Klára Dostálová||Ind. for ANO||27 June 2018[note 2]||Incumbent|
|Minister of Agriculture||Miroslav Toman||Ind. for ČSSD||27 June 2018||Incumbent|
|Minister of Culture||Antonín Staněk||ČSSD||27 June 2018||31 July 2019|
|Lubomír Zaorálek||ČSSD||27 August 2019||Incumbent|
Support for governing parties according to the popular vote.
|Member party||Popular vote||Percentage||MPs||Ministers||Leader|
|Govt. & support||2,261,560||44.67%||108||15||Andrej Babiš|
|Motion of confidence
Andrej Babiš (ANO)
|Ballot →||11 July 2018|
|Required majority →||99 out of 196 (simple)|
105 / 200
91 / 200
0 / 200
4 / 200
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