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Czech mogul PM Babiš, contested but confident

France 24/AFP |
25 June 2019

Haunted by his past, billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is holding on to power despite facing police charges and the biggest anti-government protests the Czech Republic has seen in 30 years. Around 283,000 people rallied in Prague on Sunday, demanding that the populist tycoon resign over his murky business dealings. "One feels that the more money you pump in, the more upset the people are. This is a weird situation," Babiš said referring to his government's social spending.