The STAN movement has four candidates for the minister of industry in the new government


Updates: 28.11.2021 12:00

Prague – The STAN movement has four candidates for the minister of industry and trade in the new government, the movement’s deputy chairman Petr Gazdík told Czech Television (ČT) today. The final candidate for minister will be approved by the movement’s national committee tonight through online meetings. He is to replace STAN Vice President Věslav Michalik, who resigned from the nomination last week due to speculation about a conflict of interest.

“There are four candidates at the moment,” Gazdík said. He did not want to specify their names. “They are very erudite candidates and each of them is able to hold the position of Minister of Industry and Trade, which will be an extremely difficult position in the next term,” Gazdík added, citing the energy crisis, completion of new nuclear units and the Green Deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the site Message list Filip Matějka, an economist from CERGE-EI, could become the Minister of Industry. The chairman of the Mayors, Vít Rakušan, admitted that the role of the Minister of Industry would be managed, for example, by the former Pilsen governor and former director of Škoda Transportation, Josef Bernard. However, STAN counts on him in the role of chairman of the House Budget Committee. The Austrian has the name of Michalik’s deputy to inform the leader of the future government coalition Together with Pirates and Mayors Petr Fiala (ODS) by Monday morning.

Today, President Miloš Zeman appointed Fiala as Prime Minister. On Monday, the president plans to begin a series of meetings with ministerial candidates, as he planned before he tested positive for the coronavirus. He will accept the candidates in alphabetical order, he would like to end the meetings by December 13. Then it will be possible to prepare the appointment of the entire government, the president said at today’s ceremony.

Michalik’s family has a 96 percent share in the Valor fund, the STAN vice-chairman himself has a one-third share in the fund. The fund controls three solar power plants, making it one of the country’s leading producers of electricity from solar energy. said server Message list. According to Michalik, a potential conflict of interest could be resolved by selling power plants. Server Neovlivní.cz he wrote on Wednesday that the Mayors had a document since May on what aspects of Michalik’s business the media could draw attention to. In 2010, the successful mayor of Dolní Břežany and a former banker disappeared from the joint candidate of STAN and TOP 09 due to the same problems, this time according to the server, his party colleagues bet that “no one will pull out the past”.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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