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.
In 1968, Soviet troops marched into Czechoslovakia, ending the brief, exuberant Prague Spring. The legacy of the invasion is evident in the modern-day Czech Republic — one need look no further than the prime minister.
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