President’s spokesman says Pilný could be named new finance minister next week

The spokesman to President Zeman, Jiří Ovčáček, has written on Facebook that the Czech head of state has no issue with naming ANO MP Ivan Pilný as the country’s new finance minister over the course of next week. First, the head of state will meet the prime minister’s request for the current finance minister, Andrej Babiš, to be recalled from his post. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka sought Mr Babiš’ removal after he failed to explain questionable financial dealings.