One of the Czech Republic’s richest men sits in Prague. Which has led many to suggest the country is being run by an oligarch. What does this mean for the future of the EU member state?
Andrej Babis is to be named the Czech Republic's prime minister for a second time. The magnate's struggle to form a governing coalition is emblematic of the contradictions inherent to populist, dealmaking politics.
The new Czech government sought the support of the Communist Party for the first time since the end of communist rule in 1989. Babis was booed after trying to address hundreds of protesters outside parliament.
Caretaker Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Social Democrats failed to agree on Cabinet posts. As a result, the Czech Republic may be closer to snap elections six months after the last polls.
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