Czech Social Democrat leader expects tough talks on new government

Reuters

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Social Democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka said he expected tough talks with other parties on forming a minority or coalition government after winning less of a parliamentary election vote than expected on Saturday.

The left-leaning Social Democrat party was leading the count with 21.6 percent after 66 percent of polling stations had reported. Seven parties were on course to win seats.

(Reporting by Jason Hovet; editing by Andrew Roche)

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