Mais um partido socialista tradicional colapsa perante a ascensão de partidos cépticos face à UE: Million dollar Babiš
The result is something of a slap in the face for Brussels. Not only has Babiš opposed EU-mandated immigrant quotas and repeatedly accused Brussels of “meddling,” but the ODS has also been firmly anti-EU since the days of its founder, the famously Euroskeptic former Prime Minister and President Václav Klaus.
With all ballots counted on Saturday night, ANO was far ahead of all other parties with 29.64 percent of the vote. If that were not enough bad news for Brussels, two more Euroskeptic parties — the Civic Democrats and the fiercely anti-immigration SPD of Tokyo-born Tomio Okamura — also did well, with 11.32 and 10.64 percent of the vote respectively.
The big losers in the election for the 200-seat lower house of parliament, which took place on Friday and Saturday, were the ruling Social Democrats, who finished sixth with a mere 7.27 percent. In the last parliamentary election, in 2013, the party received 20.5 percent of the vote.
The pro-EU TOP 09, the only party to make adoption of the euro a plank in its campaign platform, barely cleared the 5 percent required to be represented in the Chamber of Deputies.