I have covered business, economics, politics and general chaos in Central and Eastern Europe for over a decade. Bylines include Politico Europe, Deutsche Welle, FT.com, EIU, IHS Market, bne Intellinews.
Czech voters abandoned traditional political parties in elections held over the weekend to hand controversial billionaire Andrej Babiš an emphatic victory. The result followed regional trends as populist and Right-wing parties surged at the expense of the Left and pro-EU mainstream. Mr Babiš’ centrist and populist ANO took close to 30 per cent of the vote, handing it 78 of the 200 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.
Even before polls close, however, it is clear, that a new generation of insurgent populist parties is redefining politics here. Jaroslav Láník, a jovial 77-year-old who voted at a polling station in the northern Prague suburb of Kobylisy on Friday, said he didn’t cast his ballot for the left-leaning Social Democrats (ČSSD) he usually supports because the traditional parties have made a mess of the country. “They just talk; they get nothing done,” he told the Telegraph. Instead, the former...
The EU must recognise the forces that drove Brexit and reform accordingly, the billionaire frontrunner to become the next Czech prime minister says. Andrej Babiš, leader of the “anti-establishment” ANO party, told The Daily Telegraph that the EU is chasing the wrong priorities as it eyes deeper integration. “I’m not a Eurosceptic,” the Czech Republic’s second richest man said during a campaign stop in Nachod - a small town on the Polish border, ahead of elections on Oct 20-21.
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Selecting a term
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