PRAGUE (AP) — The centrist ANO movement led by populist Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the country to the right and paved the way for the euroskeptic billionaire to become its next prime minister.
With all votes counted, the Czech Statistics Office said ANO won in a landslide, capturing 29.6 percent of the vote, or 78 of the 200 seats in the lower house of Parliament.
“It’s a huge success,” the 63-year-old Babis told supporters and journalists at his headquarters in Prague.
Babis is the county’s second-richest man, with a media empire including two major newspapers and a popular radio station.
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