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Czech centre-left ekes out slim poll victory, tough coalition talks loom

It was hoped that this election in the Czech Republic would resolve months of uncertainty, instead it failed to produce a clear winner. With all the ballots counted the centre left Social Democrats won the most votes. But Bohuslav Sobotka and his party were not in the mood to celebrate. (SOUNDBITE) (Czech) SOCIAL DEMOCRATS LEADER, BOHUSLAV SOBOTKA, SAYING: "Social Democracy will handle the voters' confidence very responsibly." With a slim majority of just more than 20 per cent they do not have enough to form a government alone. After years in opposition the party had hoped to run the country propped up by the Communists but even together they do not have enough votes. The real election winner was the slovak born billionaire businessman Andrej Babis. He and his anti-corruption movement launched just two years ago took second place. (SOUNDBITE) (Czech) ANO PARTY LEADER, ANDREJ BABIS, SAYING: "The number of people who voted for u

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