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Czech Republic: Babis Claims Finance Ministry

Published: December 28, 2013; 16:21 · (Vindobona)

Andrej Babis, head of the second-largest Czech party, wants to become Minister of Finance. The Czechs face a new austerity package.

Czech Republic: Babis Claims Finance Ministry / Picture: © Vindobona.org

Two months after the elections in the Czech Republic, coalition talks were not finalized. The elections caused a fundamental change in the Czech political landscape. Although the social democrats (CSSD) won 20.5% of the votes, the result is substantially below the expectations. CSSD is followed by the new protest party ANO (movement of dissatisfied citizens), which reached 18.7% of the…

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