The Czech elections have brought a number of smaller and bigger surprises over the weekend, including the comfortable victory of a billionaire businessman and the rise of antiestablishment parties. In this episode, we talk to Michael Colborne, a journalist based in Prague, and Sean Hanley, a senior lecturer at University College London (UCL). We ask them about the mood in Prague and implications for the trajectory of Czech democracy.
History minute: The East Central European Pendulum
Final election results, Idnes.cz, 22 October 2017
Czech election preview: Is Andrej Babis heading for a Pyrrhic Victory?, Sean Hanley, LSE EUROPP Blog, 16 October 2017
The expected surprise of Czech elections, Martin Ehl, Visegrad Insight, 22 October 2017