ANO and Social Democrats to meet over renewing coalition talks

Negotiation teams of ANO and the Social Democrats are scheduled to meet on Monday to hold talks about the possibility of cooperation in a future minority government supported by the Communist Party.

Previous talks between the two parties had collapsed after ANO refused to give up either the Finance Ministry or Interior Ministry portfolio. Last week, the leadership of ANO decided to renew the talks, since some ANO were opposed to entering a government involving the anti-migrant Freedom and Direct Democracy.

The Social Democrats said last week they would wait for the offer from the ANO party before they decided to renew the government negotiations.

ANO won 78 mandates in the 200-member Chamber of Deputies in elections in October but have so far failed to create a majority administration.