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Czech opposition groups plan coalition agreement by Nov 8 - Metro US

Czech opposition groups plan coalition agreement by Nov 8

Leader of Civic Democratic Party (ODS) and Together (SPOLU) coalition candidate for PM, Fiala, speaks to the media at the party's election headquarters in Prague

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Two Czech opposition groups that won a combined majority in a lower house election last weekend will aim to have a coalition agreement ready to sign by Nov. 8 when the new parliament is set to meet, a party leader said on Wednesday.

Petr Fiala, leader of the Together coalition which defeated Prime Minister Andrej Babis’s ANO party, said he had requested a meeting with President Milos Zeman but had no determined time.

Zeman was taken to hospital over the weekend, and Fiala told a briefing he had no update on the president’s health.

(Reporting by Jason Hovet and Robert Muller; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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