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Billionaire Babis again Sworn in as Czech Prime Minister

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:37 AM

PRAGUE (AP) — The president of the Czech Republic has again sworn in billionaire Andrej Babis as prime minister, a move that could see the Communist Party taking a share of power for the first time since the 1989 anti-Communist Velvet Revolution.

The centrist ANO (YES) movement led by Babis won a parliamentary election in October, but his minority government lost a confidence vote in January and had to resign.

President Milos Zeman appointed Babis for the second time on Wednesday. Babis is set to form a government with the Social Democrats and would also have support from the Communists, a plan protested Tuesday by thousands of Czechs.

Other parliamentary parties have been reluctant to join up with Babis because of fraud charges he faces. Babis denies wrongdoing.

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The president of the Czech Republic has again sworn in billionaire Andrej Babis as prime minister, a move that could see the Communist Party taking a share of power for the first time since the 1989 anti-Communist Velvet Revolution.The centrist ANO (YES) movement led by...
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