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PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech coalition government led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis will face a parliamentary no-confidence vote over European Union subsidies paid to his former business empire.
A preliminary EU report concluded the subsidies amounted to a conflict of interest because he still formally controls the businesses.
Five opposition parties announced Tuesday they have requested a vote, expected to take place next week.
Babis’ centrist ANO (YES) movement is in a minority government with the leftist Social Democrats with support from the Communist Party.
Protesters have staged massive demonstrations demanding the resignation of Babis and his justice minister.
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Babis denies wrongdoing. Prosecutors are also looking into whether to indict Babis over alleged fraud involving EU funds in a separate case.
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