Czech President Zeman appoints ANO leader Babis as new PM

Czech President Milos Zeman appointed ANO party leader Andrej Babis as the country’s new prime minister on Wednesday. Babis’ ANO party won parliamentary elections in October. However, the billionaire businessman has so far failed to secure parliamentary backing for his single-party minority cabinet and faces an uncertain confidence vote to be held by mid-January. The full cabinet will be appointed and take power on December 13, allowing Babis to take part in an EU leaders’ summit the following day, Reuters said.