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Index – Abroad – Viktor Orban’s ally failed in the Czech Republic

MTI reported that the right-wing three-party Spolo coalition won the elections in the Czech Republic on Saturday afternoon. According to the Czech Statistical Office, which accounts for more than 99 percent of the vote, Spolo received 27.62 percent of the vote.

In second place is the so-called ruling United Nations, with 27.28 percent of the vote. Based on the cumulative vote count in 88 percent of the constituencies, it still looks like the party led by Andrei Babis could win.

In third place came the right-wing two-party Alliance of Mayors and Pirates, which closed with 15.47 percent. It ranked fourth in Parliament with the Direct Democracy Party with 9.63 percent.

Under current rules, the two-party coalition must receive eight percent and the three-party coalition must receive 11 percent to get into Parliament.

Based on less than one hundred percent of the data processing, the 200-member House of Representatives would have 71 seats in the Spolo coalition and 37 seats in the Mayors and Pirates coalition, which means a majority. The UN movement will get 72 seats and the SPD will get 20 seats on the board.

Although the UN received fewer votes nationwide than Spolo, it qualifies for one additional mandate under the current rules, based on a summary of data from 14 regional constituencies.

The ruling coalition of the Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD), whose president Jan Hamacek announced his resignation, and the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), which supports the government from abroad, withdrew from the Chamber of Deputies.

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The Social Democrats received 4.6 percent and the Communists 3.6 percent of the vote. The latest result also means that for the first time since the regime change in 1989, the Communists will not be present in the Czech parliament.

The two right-wing coalitions had previously announced their joint intention to govern, with their candidate for prime minister, Peter Fiala, the head of the Civic Democrats.

Head of state Milos Zeman had announced earlier that he would give the election winner the first mandate to form a government, but he did not comment on the outcome.

The participation rate also exceeded 65 percent.