Advent of Babiš’s ANO petrifying development, says Klaus

19-03-2015

Former prime minister and president Václav Klaus says Czech politics has entered a second post-1989 phase with the advent of the ANO party of billionaire businessman Andrej Babiš. Mr. Klaus told Czech Television that the development was petrifying. He said he did not see any force on the political scene capable of halting the rise of ANO, who are the second biggest party in the coalition government and regularly top opinion polls. Mr. Babiš, who is minister of finance, owns two daily newspapers and the country’s most popular radio station.