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Sun 10th October 2021 | 01:50 AM
PRAGUE (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 10th October, 2021) The leader of the liberal Czech alliance Together announced on Saturday he was in talks with the third-placed Pirates/Mayors on forming a coalition government after beating the ruling ANO party.
“We, the representatives of five political parties united in two electoral alliances, have signed a memorandum declaring our wish to create a government,” Petr Fiala told reporters.
Fiala’s Together lead the parliamentary race with 27.7% of the vote to ANO’s 27.2% on Saturday, after 99% of ballots were counted. Prime Minister Andrej Babis conceded the defeat of the center-right ANO.
Fiala said that Together and Pirates/Mayors agreed not to seek any other coalition partners and would ask Czech President Milos Zeman for a mandate to try and form a new government. Zeman canceled his post-vote tv appearance, set for Sunday, over health problems.