|Founded||11 May 2011|
|Headquarters||Pyšelská 2361/4, 149 00 Prague 4|
|European affiliation||Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe|
|European Parliament group||Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe|
|Chamber of Deputies|
|Politics of the Czech Republic
ANO 2011 is a centre-right political party in the Czech Republic. It is based on the former movement Action of Dissatisfied Citizens (Czech: Akce nespokojených občanů, ANO). "Ano" means "yes" in Czech and the party is marketed with the slogan "ano, bude líp" (yes, it will get better). In 2013 Czech legislative election, ANO 2011 gained a surprisingly large amount of votes, 18.7%, and attained second place behind the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD).
Founded in 2011 and led by multi-millionaire entrepreneur Andrej Babiš, the party aims at cleaning the country from corruption, abolishing immunity and equity returns for politicians, fighting unemployment, and improving the transport infrastructure. Ideologically, the party is placed on the centre-right and shares political similarities with the Christian and Democratic Union (KDU–ČSL), but does not rule out any collaboration with other parties.
Andrej Babiš stated in a post-election interview that he opposes the Czech Republic's adoption of the euro, and ANO does not want any deeper European integration or any more bureaucracy from Brussels.
However, Andrej Babiš stated later that he was open to euro after the Czech Republic has a balanced budget. He also pleaded for closer ties with Germany and he said the Czech Republic was ready to sign the Fiscal Compact treaty now. In some spheres, like tax policy, he (re)introduced center-left elements, like abolition of partial tax exemption for self-employed person and restoration of partial tax exemption for employed pensioner. He also introduced proposal to increase school teacher wages by 2.5%, contrary to original proposal to increase only by 1%. In sphere of health care, he criticized private health insurance company because of their enormous spending.
ANO 2011 won 2014 Czech European Parliament election gaining 16.13% of votes and 4 seats. Party joined Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group in European Parliament. ANO party member Věra Jourová was designated European Commissioner of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality in the new Juncker Commission as member of ALDE.
In the Czech Senate and municipal elections, 2014 ANO was the first party in 8 of the 10 biggest cities in the Czech Republic including its capital, Prague. Adriana Krnáčová is the first female mayor of Prague.
On 21 November 2014, ANO was given full membership of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party at the ALDE congress hold in Lisbon.
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