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Czech president swears in government led by populist billionaire

Czech president Milos Zeman has sworn in a new minority government led by a populist billionaire after his centrist movement won a landslide in parliamentary elections.

Andrej Babis' Ano movement won 78 seats in the 200-seat lower house of parliament in October.

Mr Babis was sworn in as prime minister last week.

Known for his resolve to run the state like a company, Mr Babis opposes setting a date for the adoption the euro common currency and rejects the EU's relocation system for migrants.

Mr Babis faces fraud charges, a reason why none of the other parties agreed to create a coalition government with Ano.

Mr Babis has created an Ano minority government with independent experts.

In order to rule, the new government must first win a parliamentary confidence vote scheduled for January 10.


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