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A political leader detained in Czech Republic during parliamentary election
12:13, 21 October 2017
A political leader detained in Czech Republic during parliamentary election

It is said he was campaigning near polling stations

12:13, 21 October 2017

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Today is the second day of parliamentary election to the Chamber of Deputies - the lower house of parliament in the Czech Republic. The polling stations opened at 8 am local time, and will close at 2 pm, after which the vote count will begin, tn.nova informs.

So far the turnout is not high. Yesterday about 45% of voters cast votes.

The police have recorded one incident at a polling station in Ústí nad Labem, but they didn’t disclose details.

According to SPR RSC (Coalition for Republic – Republican Party of Czechoslovakia), police detained their leader Miroslav Sládek and one candidate from their party. It is believed they were campaigning near polling stations.

As we reported earlier, parliamentary elections are under way in Czech Republic. 31 parties and political movements participate in the elections-2017, which is a historical record for the Czech Republic.

The Chamber of Deputies consists of 200 people, elected every four years. Previous elections were held in October 2013.

Billionaire Andrej Babiš, who is often compared to the US president Donald Trump has the greatest chance to take the seat of the prime minister, reports Deutsche Welle.

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