Million Moments for Oligarchy
According to the Million Moments for Democracy civic group, the Czech public admin-
istration "does the bidding of a few oligarchs, including the prime minister, and thereby
ceases to fulfil its function." In sharp contrast, Million Moments supports the public pros-
ecutors. It called a protest for Thur. in reaction to the resignation on Fri. of Supreme State
Prosecutor Pavel Zeman and will demand the resignation of Justice Min. Marie Benešová,
who Zeman said had put pressure on him. As we wrote in 2019, Pavel Zeman rode into
town on a high horse, promising to get to the bottom of old privatization cases, but then he sat by as the clock ran out. Among the oligarchs who have benefited from his inaction are not only Andrej Babiš (Stork's Nest), but also Zdeněk Bakala (OKD), Martin Roman, Petr Kellner and Daniel Křetínský (ČEZ/Mibrag) and Radovan Vítek (CPI/Orco). Sadly, Pavel Zeman has done as much as anyone else over the past 10 years to advance Czech oligarchy.