Czech Prime Minister and leader of ANO party Andrej Babis reacts during a news conference at the party's election headquarters after the country's parliamentary election in Prague, Czech Republic, October 9, 2021.
REUTERS/Bernadett SzaboPRAGUE, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is prepared to hand power to a bloc of opposition parties that won a combined majority in the lower house of parliament in an election last weekend, news agency CTK quoted him as saying in a radio interview on Friday.
Two opposition coalitions, the centre-right Together and the liberal Pirates/Mayors, won 108 seats between them in the 200-seat lower house of parliament and have said they want to form a government together.
Babis said he would reject a mandate from the president if he were offered it, CTK quoted him as saying on Frekvence 1 radio.
Given a lack of potential coalition partners, any Babis-led Cabinet would almost certainly fail to win the necessary vote of confidence in the lower house, though the attempt could have extended his stint in power for possibly a number of months.
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