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21st Apr 2019

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Czech communists help Babis form government

The Czech parliament on Thursday gave its backing to a new minority government headed by billionaire prime minister Andrej Babis, becoming the first Czech government since the 1989 to rely on votes from the communist party. The vote ended a nearly nine-month struggle to secure a parliamentary majority behind the new government, which is composed of Babis' ANO party and the Social Democrats.

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