It is premature to talk about divorce with the Pirates. There is no animosity between us, says Kovářová from STAN

He opposes diplomatic rhetoric and refuses to talk about the growing tensions that currently prevail between the STAN movement and the Czech Pirate Party after the elections. Vice-chairwoman of the Mayors and Independents movement, Věra Kovářová, unlike some of her colleagues, is reticent and does not want to escalate the current situation. “Although I am not a member of the negotiating team, I did not notice any hostility in the Chamber of Deputies even behind the scenes. I can say for myself that relations with the Pirates remain fair. “

Unlike Kovářová, another vice-chairman of the STAN movement, Věslav Michalik, a candidate for Minister of Industry and Trade, who interview he spoke about the Silent Household with the Pirates and added that he would enter Petr Fiala’s cabinet without them. Michalik coalition partner again in DVTV marked for an opponent they allied with in one war. If the Pirates voted in a nationwide referendum not to enter the cabinet after the election debacle, the STAN movement would not be allowed to head to Straka’s Academy, according to the original coalition agreement.

For Richter, it was a mistake on the part of the newcomers, not approval

At the time of the merger, both entities undertook to either go to the government together or head to the opposition. However, most of the Mayors now claim that they do not intend to leave the second Spola coalition, made up of the ODS, KDU-ČSL and TOP 09. It is also paradoxical that the Pirates, thanks to their chairman Ivan Bartoš, signed a government agreement with the Five Coalition on Monday, but the party’s voting forum on joining the cabinet is still on the agenda and lasts four days. In addition, his result will not be published until Monday after 10 p.m. So is divorce on the horizon if the Pirates go into opposition? “Really, this is premature divorce speculation, which I do not want to comment on. If it is not clear how the Pirates’ vote will turn out, I would refrain from any predictions, even in the direction of what would follow after a possible rejection of the contract, “Kovářová wishes. In order for the Pirates to agree to join the government, at least 60 percent of the voters must be in favor of the treaty.

If the Pirates told the Purple Government to stop, the question arose as to who would take over their seats. In the meantime, Ivan Bartoš should be filled by the Ministry of Regional Development and Digitization, the Department of Diplomacy should be managed by Jan Lipavský, and the Ministry of Legislation should also be under their responsibility, but Jakub Michálek has resigned. “We have not yet decided who would replace their representative in the cabinet if they decided to leave,” says the former mayor of Chýně. It is probably hard to imagine that the STAN movement would take over their posts. The Coalition Coalition would certainly not tolerate seven ministerial positions.

The idyllic relationship between STAN and the Pirates broke down after the election, when the originally weaker Mayors overtook their partner thanks to preferential votes, and thus won 33 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, while until then the leading Pirates had to settle for only four seats. Their analysis then accused the mayors of violating the original agreement when the candidates STAN according to finding Neovlivní.cz allegedly called in nine cases to ring their favorites. The former vice-chairwoman of the House Committee on Public Administration and Regional Development does not think, despite the current disputes, that it was a mistake to unite with the Pirates before the election and form a coalition. “The mutual connection had a purpose and we must not forget the fact that there was a social demand for it,” says Kovářová.

A certain suffocation in the five-party coalition, which forms the government, also prevailed during Wednesday’s election of deputies to the Chamber of Deputies, when the pirate candidate Olga Richterová was not elected in the first round. It received only 95 votes out of the required 98, which means that not all coalition partners voted for it. Although Richter was elected in the second round, the Pirates began to explain the carom in such a way that they were not taken into account, and this case could quite possibly affect the current vote.

The partners then claimed that there was really no approval, but that the misunderstanding was due to the inexperience of newcomers who did not know how to vote correctly. “On behalf of the STAN movement, I can say with a clear conscience that we have all supported Olga Richter. There is a really large number of invalid votes behind her non-election. I was a member of the election commission in the last parliamentary term, and I remember very well that there were a large number of badly filled-in ballots on a regular basis. It was certainly no intention to harm the Pirates, “Kovářová said. When voting, it is necessary not only to indicate the name of the candidate elected by the deputies, but also to indicate the name of the person whom the voter rejects. The ignorance of the mentioned procedure among the part of the newly elected deputies could then lead to the fact that there were not enough valid votes for Olga Richter in the first round.

He will remember the deceased father, and he owes much to him

Another snag in the possible participation of the Pirates in the government may be the move of Jakub Michálek, who announced during the vote that he was giving up his ambition for the position of Minister for Legislation because he did not want to accumulate positions as a deputy. “I have not yet had the opportunity to talk to Mr Michálek about his move, due to my sad family event,” says a former member of the budget committee for the past.

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An experienced economist does not regret that her name did not appear among the ministerial candidates in Fiala’s government. “I must honestly say that I did not even seek a ministerial post. My role is in the Chamber of Deputies, I am more useful here and most importantly I can still be in contact with ordinary people and help mayors in the municipality, “says the newly elected First Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, who will represent her boss Markéta Pekarová Adamová (TOP 09), will be absent during the meeting.

As a woman, she could not help but notice that in the forthcoming Violet government, men would have a large advantage over the fairer sex. Only Jana Černochová from the ODS should represent the ladies in the new cabinet, namely at the Ministry of Defense and Helena Langšádlová (TOP 09), who should be a member of the government for science and research. “Since the names have not yet been officially presented, I would not be angry at all if another woman joined the group. Colleagues like Černochová and Langšádlová, if their nominations are confirmed, will certainly represent us very well. On the other hand, I am very pleased that the ladies in the Chamber of Deputies make up a quarter, which is the most in modern history. And so we in the Lower House take good care of the guys from the government, “he smiles.

But now she is mainly concentrating on the new position, as she has been elected Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies. “It’s a completely different role than I’ve ever done before. So far, I have worked in the opposition, in which I tabled amendments in the Chamber of Deputies and interpellated the individual ministers of the Babiš government. Now I have to focus mainly on maximum responsibility and the difficult task of keeping everything in the Lower House with dignity. Fortunately, I’m not alone in everything. ”The deputy, who defended her mandate, is sorry that her beloved father, who died on Thursday, will no longer be able to follow her. “I am not sure whether the day before, he registered my election at all. Anyway, I’ll try not to embarrass him. I owe him a lot in my life. “

Even though the family is plunged into grief, her mother experiences great success. “I have made her very happy, but at the same time I know how much she will be my critic and at the same time she will watch me so that humility and the desire to help the weaker do not leave me. Mom watches politics a lot. Recently, she even gave me a political science lecture or a reflection on why the current situation with the Pirates has just occurred, “concludes Věra Kovářová for EuroZprávy.cz.


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