Prague—Czechs flocked to the polls, and a pro-Russia oligarch is set to become the next Prime Minister.
Billionaire Andrej Babis and his populist ANO party are running under an anti-immigration and anti-EU slate. Voting ended on Saturday, and exit polls see Babis capping first place with close to 30%.
Emperor of his country’s agricultural, chemical, and media industries, Babis is worth an estimated $4 billion. His vast fortune makes him the second wealthiest man in the Czech Republic.
But he’s perhaps the most influential.