Billionaire Andrew Babish won parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic
Parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic by a large margin won the ANO movement of billionaire Andrew Babish. The ruling Czech social democratic party finished the race only fifth.
In the parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic, which ended on Saturday, October 21, won a landslide victory of the center-right movement ANO (“Action of disgruntled citizens”) is a Czech billionaire Andrew Babish, according to Reuters.
Movement ANO Babish scored 29.6% of the votes, which will honor three times more than its closest rivals. Overall, the results of the vote in the Czech Parliament passed nine parties.
Second place, followed by ANO of Babish, took the Civic democratic party, gaining to 11.32% of the vote.
According to the Agency, the Czech voters this time chose to not vote for the traditional parties, giving preference to the businessman, the representative of antiestablishment — promises to fight political corruption. Babish has promised to bring his business experience to government, to resist deeper integration of the country into the European Union and any attempts by Brussels to force the Czech Republic to take on a quota of more than 10 million refugees.
As noted by Reuters, two other opposition parties — the Czech pirate party and the far-right “Freedom and direct democracy” with nearly 11% of the votes,
making them respectively third and fourth largest parliamentary parties. The ruling Czech social democratic party from 7.27% votes this time only on the fifth place.