Czech center-left leads polls

The centre-left Social Democrats held onto their lead in the Czech republic's parliamentary election, partial results showed on Saturday.

Czech center-left leads polls

World Bulletin / News Desk

The centre-left Social Democrats led with 21.3 percent of the vote after 80 percent of polling stations had reported. The new centrist protest movement ANO had 18.7 percent and the Communists were third with 15.7 percent.

However, Social Democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka said he expected tough talks with other parties on forming a minority or coalition government after winning less of a parliamentary election vote than expected on Saturday.

The leader of Czech political party ANO said he would recommend to members that it not enter a new government, after a parliamentary election on Saturday in which ANO appeared on track to win the second-most votes.

Andrej Babis, the Forbes-listed billionaire who founded the party, said he could not at this point see giving his support to a government led by the left-leaning Social Democrats.

Last Mod: 26 Ekim 2013, 17:34
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