The Czech opposition reverses the outcome and wins the legislative elections

PRAGUE, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) An unexpected shift in vote count led to the center-right Spolo coalition winning today’s parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic, by only a tenth of a percentage point.

The winners got 27.78 percent of the vote against the ruling Disgruntled Citizens Alliance party, which got 27.14 percent.

In this way, Spolu won 71 seats in Parliament, adding to the 37 the Pirate Party and the Movement of Mayors and Independents won for a total of 108.

The winners’ spokesmen gave a possible alliance of those formations in search of a legislative majority.

The ruling party only succeeded in winning 72 seats, and the rest were distributed by other political forces.

Their coalition allies, the CSSD Social Democrats and the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, will not have parliamentary representation because they do not cross the necessary five percent threshold.

The ruling political force came to this election with 27 percent popular support, which is enough to beat the two opposition coalitions, but in the middle of the campaign, Prime Minister Andrej Babis faced questions about his administration in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic. and involved in justice.

The businessman’s name also appeared in the agri-food, chemical and media sectors in the international investigation known as the Pandora Papers.

Babis, 67, is under investigation over allegations of fraud in EU subsidies and the investigation revealed that he used money from companies in tax havens to acquire some properties in 2009, including a castle in southern France.

During the election campaign, the ruling party attacked clandestine immigration and promised to protect the use of fossil fuels or the traditional Czech nuclear-based energy mix.

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Now the head of this nation, Milos Zeman, will be responsible for appointing the new head of government.

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