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Czech Republic holds Senate runoff elections

Czech Republic holds Senate runoff elections

Partial results from Czech elections to fill almost one-third of the Senate indicate Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek's party will lose its majority in the upper house.
Results from more than half of polling stations show the opposition Social Democrats leading second-round elections for 22 of the 26 seats up for grabs in the 81-seat Senate.
The opposition party had campaigned on criticism of the government's plans for placing a U.S. missile defense radar base in the country.
It is unclear if the Senate elections would affect the plan. Topolanek's conservative party would need to win nine seats to maintain its Senate majority, but his governing coalition may still be able to ensure the plan's passage.


Updated : 2021-03-04 11:12 GMT+08:00