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Czech left finally agrees on coalition

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The Czech Republic has a new government at last – negotiations having lasted since an election in October.

Three centre-left parties have agreed to unite behind the Social Democrat’s Bohuslav Sobotka as Prime Minister, ending the centre-right’s eight-year hold on power.

But he will need to convince President Milos Zeman, a political foe, to approve his cabinet.