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Czech president Zeman appoints Fiala as PM

Czech president Miloš Zeman appointed the leader of a centre-right alliance Petr Fiala as prime minister on Sunday in a ceremony he performed from a plexiglass cubicle after testing positive for Covid-19, Reuters writes. Fiala leads a bloc of five centre and centre-right opposition parties that won an election in October, ousting the incumbent premier Andrej Babiš and his allies.

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