Surge For Right-Wing Eurosceptic ‘Czech Trump’ at Worst Election in Czech History for Left Party

The party of the populist Czech billionaire described by some as the ‘Czech Trump’ is clearly ahead in the late stages of vote counting, suggesting he could be the central European nation’s next Prime Minister. With an estimated fortune of over four billion, ANO [YES] party leader Andrej Babis is even wealthier than U.S. president Donald Trump, and has used his wealth since the 2011 founding of his party in a crusade to change Czech politics. Originally founded to oppose government corruption, the party has since come to oppose the Euro currency, European Union federalism, and mass migration. Businessman Babis was finance minister of the Czech Republic from January 2014 to May 2017, but this election could see him returned as the leader of the largest party and not needing the support of the Social Democrat party he served under. Czechia: Centre-right STAN (EPP) 0.1% above threshold (73.4% counted). #volby #volby2017 — Europe Elects (@EuropeElects) October 21, 2017 The Czech Statistics Office said ANO has received around 30 per cent of the vote after ballots from 80 perc ent of the polling stations have been counted. The Czech Republic’s most radical anti-Islam, anti-migration, anti-EU party, Freedom and Direct Democracy, is in second with 11 percent

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