Czech prime minister loses parliamentary elections

Czech prime minister loses parliamentary elections

He has tried everything for everything in the face of scandals by campaigning against them “Brussels” help him “Ami”Hungarian Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban. But it didn’t work out for him. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, 67, who has been blamed for the “Pandora Papers” and conflicts of interest, lost the legislative elections held on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 October in this central European country.

Almost according to the final results, the populist and “anti-regime” formation ANO (for “the work of disaffected citizens”), which is also the fifth wealth of the country, took second place with a few thousand votes with 27.35% of the vote. The voice must not be able to form a coalition in the face of the opposition’s success. Two coalitions of the so-called “democratic” parties, after campaigning for the rule of law and reconciliation between the country and the European Union, won a majority of at least 108 seats over 200 of the House of Representatives. Representatives.

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Unless there is a questionable arrangement after the election, the leader of the right-wing “squad” coalition, Peter Fiala, advance 27.5% Votes, they should become prime minister by allying with the center-left coalition formed by the Czech Pirate Party and the Party of Mayors and Independents, which came in third with 15.45% of the vote. The two coalitions have long said their main goal is to remove Mr Babis from power, after four years notably marked by European Commission measures against the billionaire’s “conflict of interest” because his companies touch millions. Euros from European funds.

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Reverse “babys style”

Returning to politics in 2011 and prime minister since 2017, Mr. Babis is also suffering from the collapse of his former coalition allies. For the first time since 1989, neither the Social Democrats nor the Communists crossed the 5% threshold that would allow a seat in Parliament. In a decline compared to 2017, the far-right, anti-EU “Freedom and Direct Democracy” party received 9.66% of the vote. This is too little to support Mr Babis, especially as he is demanding a referendum on ‘Cheksit’, the Czech Republic’s exit from the European Union.

In theory, the ball is now in the hands of skeptical European Union and pro-Russian president Milos Zeman, whose health is faltering. The latter publicly supported Mr. Babis during the campaign. So he could still try to give the billionaire a mandate to try to form a government, arguing that his party won the ballot while Mr Fiala was at the head of a coalition. But unless he succeeds in overturning some opposition lawmakers, Mr. Babis must quickly find that he is unable to form a government.

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