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Czech far right sets ‘Czexit’ referendum law as price for post-vote talks


September 22, 2021

PRAGUE, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The far-right SPD party, which may play a role in forming a new Czech government next month, would demand the cabinet propose legislation that could lead to a referendum on leaving the European Union, party chief Tomio Okamura said on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Andrej Babis’s populist, pro-EU ANO is likely to win the largest share of the vote in a Oct. 8-9 election but may struggle to form a majority as its current partners are polling at or below the 5% threshold to enter parliament.

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