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Will Czechia's PM resign over mass protests?

Andrej Babis
An estimated 120000  people have gathered in the streets of Prague on Sunday to demand country's Prime Minister Andrej Babis' resignation in the biggest public confrontation with the government since the 1989 Velvet Revolution.
 
Some 400,000 have signed a petition calling on the embattled populist billionaire to step down amid multiple scandals. 


The protest follows a wave of massive street rallies across the country, following the recent appointment of a new justice minister at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union funds. 


The protesters fear the activities of the minister might undermine the independence of the country's legal system. A preliminary European Union report that leaked in May concluded that Babis might be in a conflict of interest over EU subsidies for his former business empire.
 
The source: Euronews

24.06.2019