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Analyst: Poor ANO showing reflects Senate's counterweight role - and Babis's lack of respect for chamber

Radio Prague |
16 October 2018

The Civic Democrats and the Mayors and Independents gained 10 and seven seats, respectively, in elections to one-third of seats in the Senate that concluded at the weekend. In stark contrast, governing parties ANO and the Social Democrats won only one mandate apiece. Though ANO's poor showing has vexed leader Andrej Babiš, the outcome was not unexpected, says political scientist Petr Just.