Czech finance minister's party wins regional elections
The centrist ANO party of Finance Minister Andrej Babis won the Czech Republic's regional elections on Saturday, putting the billionaire businessman in pole position for a parliamentary election due in October next year.
ANO took 21.1 percent of the vote across 13 regions of the EU member country, results from over 95 percent of districts showed, in an election for regional assemblies that control healthcare, schools, transport and other services.
That put ANO, a party Babis set up in 2011 as an anti-corruption movement with a centre-right economic agenda, ahead of Prime Minister Bohuslav... read more
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