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Billionaire Babis scores big Czech election win

By Reuters
22 October 2017   |   4:00 pm
Czech billionaire Andrej Babis won a thumping victory in Saturday's election as voters shunned traditional parties and gave a mandate to the anti-establishment businessman pledging to fight political corruption while facing fraud charges himself.

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