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АКИpress CA-News Tazabek Turmush
Czech parliament election: Billionaire Andrej Babis poised to win
World | politics | 16:48, 20 October 2017 | 802

AKIPRESS.COM - Czechs are voting in a two-day general election in which the favourite is a populist billionaire who has campaigned on an anti-establishment platform.

Andrej Babis, 63, is estimated to be worth $4 billion (£3bn) making him the country's second richest man, BBC reported.

His centrist ANO (Yes) party has a wide lead in the polls but is not expected to secure a majority.

Its current coalition partner, the centre-left Social Democrats (CSSD), is polling in second place.

Polls open at 14:00 local time (12:00 GMT) and close at 22:00 (20:00 GMT). They will open again on Saturday morning and close in the afternoon.

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