The country’s next prime minister, Andrej Babiš, has said his ANO party will ask the Communist Party to nominate someone other than Zdeněk Ondráčka to the standing parliamentary commission overseeing GIBS, the police general inspectorate. He made the statement in reaction to a letter from presidential candidate Michal Horáček asking him to use his political clout to block the nomination.
Mr Ondráčka, Horáček wrote, was a member of an emergency police unit which clashed with demonstrators protesting against Czechoslovakia’s communist regime in 1989. Mr Babiš called Ondráčka’s nomination “problematic”.
He added that all post-election dealing on lower house posts had been led by his deputy, Jaroslav Faltýnek, and that concrete names had not been part of negotiations.