Landslide victory for ALDE member party ANO in Czech elections
ALDE member party ANO have won a considerable landslide in yesterday's and today's Czech parliamentary elections with 29.64% of the vote, long way ahead of the other main parties. ANO have increased their number of seats from 47 to 78 in the process.
Commenting on the results of the parliamentary election in the Czech Republic, ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP said: “I am delighted at the result in today’s parliamentary elections and the clear victory for ALDE Party member party ANO 2011 led by Andrej Babis, which should now lead the formation of a new government in the Czech Republic.”
“Since January 2014 the party has been an active junior partner in the country’s coalition government and has succeeded in building a record of achievements across a range of initiatives that have helped to propel the party to further electoral successes in the European, Senate and municipal elections and to the number one party in the country.”
“I am also delighted that as a consequence of this result, ALDE’s presence in the European Council will further increase and that now we numerically surpass the European Socialists.”
“I look forward to continuing to work closely with our member party ANO 2011 and its elected representatives in the Czech government, Czech Chamber of Deputies and the European Parliament to help deliver a Europe and a Czech Republic that works for the benefit of Czechs and all citizens.”