Prague – The results of the weekend elections to the Chamber of Deputies were announced today in the Collection of Laws. From Wednesday to next Friday, the regularity of the election will be questionable at the Supreme Administrative Court. The official announcement of the results also interrupted the criminal prosecution of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), who regained parliamentary immunity by re-election. Thus, the public prosecutor will have to renew his extradition to prosecute.
The results of elections in the Collection of Laws have a form approved by the State Electoral Commission. The 16 pages contain information on the number of voters, the number of valid votes received by all purchases in each region in which they ran, and a list of new deputies and their alternates by party and by number of preferential votes.
This year’s elections to the lower house were won by the Spolu coalition (ODS, TOP 09, KDU-ČSL) relatively earlier before the YES 2011 movement. None of the other 18 candidate parties and movements received the required five percent of the vote to enter the House. Thus, for example, neither the CSSD nor the KSCM should have deputies in the new election period.
“Until the re-consent to criminal prosecution is issued, it is not possible to continue the matter in relation to the person who obtains the mandate,” Aleš Cimbala, a spokesman for the Municipal Public Prosecutor’s Office in Prague, told ČTK to Babiš. However, according to him, in the case of Babiš’s criminal prosecution in the Čapí hnízdo case, the supervisory public prosecutor Jaroslav Šaroch still has to deal with the accusations of the High Public Prosecutor’s Office in Prague by 20 October.
According to the High Public Prosecutor’s Office, Šaroch made a mistake when he did not immediately react to new information concerning the possible interrogation of witnesses in the Stork’s Nest case. Babiš and his former adviser Jana Nagyová (formerly Mayerová) are accused in the case. The police are prosecuting them for damaging the financial interests of the European Union from subsidy fraud. Both have long denied guilt.
In the Stork’s Nest case, 11 people were originally charged, including members of Babiš’s family. Sharoch gradually stopped prosecuting all the accused. However, in December 2019, former Chief Prosecutor Pavel Zeman resumed the prosecution of Babiš and Nagy after a review. At the same time, it was confirmed that the persecution of Babiš’s loved ones was definitively over. It was not until mid-September this year that Premius’ son Andrej Babiš Jr. testified to the police in a case, telling journalists after his interrogation that his father had turned him into a so-called white horse and that he never wanted to be part of a subsidy fraud.