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Czech Anti-Mass Migration Populist Election Winner Blocked from Power by Mainstream Party Collusion

Despite winning the Czech election last month and being given a mandate by Czech President Miloš Zeman to form a new government, populist billionaire Andrej Babiš is finding it difficult to get establishment parties on board to create a working coalition.

Billionaire Andrej Babiš surprised both the Czech establishment and sent shockwaves through the European Union (EU) after placing first in last month’s national election. Now, Babiš faces an uphill battle as mainstream parties refuse to work with him, claiming that he had misused EU subsidies for one of the 250 companies he controls, Die Welt reports.

The liberal-conservative TOP 09 party, who lost many votes to Babiš, has called for all the establishment parties to fight against the election of a new parliamentary president, a move that would see the Social Democrats remain in power. The current government is unable to resign until after a new parliamentary president is elected, according to the Czech constitution.

Babiš does, however, have the full confidence of President Zeman who called him “a successful entrepreneur who pays his taxes in the Czech Republic”, and added that the billionaire had “built a strong and successful political movement”.



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