The Crimean scandal in the Czech Republic, with the alleged abduction of the son of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his taking to the Crimea, has taken a new turn.
The Czech Social Democrats, who are part of a government coalition with the ANO Party of Babiš, said they were considering replacement of the Head of government.
The European Truth publication, referring to the Czech edition of Novinky.cz, reported that the Social Democrats will hold a meeting with the Babiš party and with him to hear an explanation of the situation.
Czech politicians are considering the option of the Premier’s voluntary resignation, after which another ANO representative should take his post.
If the party does not agree to the plan of the Social Democrats, the possibility of dissolving parliament is not excluded, which will lead to early elections.
Czech opposition parties called on the Prime Minister to resign.
Czech President Milos Zeman said that information about taking the son of the Prime Minister to the annexed Crimea may be a conspiracy.
He made a corresponding statement in an interview to the Czech TV channel Nova, according to Radio Liberty.
Zeman stressed that he would meet with Babiš on this issue on November 19.
A corruption scandal broke out in the Czech Republic after an interview with the son of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš Jr., with one of the Czech publish house, where he said that he was taken to Crimea last year in order not to testify against his father in a case of possible fraud with EU funds.
It is about the alleged appropriation of 50 million euros, the EU allocated to the agricultural concern Stork's Nest by the Prime Minister of the country. This company is associated with Prime Minister Babiš, although he denies this information.
The Czech Prime Minister also refuted his son’s words about taking him to the Crimea, noting that his son was mentally ill.
Source: Radio Liberty, Ukrainian Truth