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Andrej Babiš

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Babiš in 2015
Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
In office
6 December 2017 – 28 November 2021
President Miloš Zeman
Deputy Richard Brabec (2017–2019)
Martin Stropnický (2017–2018)
Jan Hamáček
Alena Schillerová
Preceded by Bohuslav Sobotka
Succeeded by Petr Fiala
Minister of Finance
In office
29 January 2014 – 24 May 2017
Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka
Preceded by Jan Fischer
Succeeded by Ivan Pilný
Personal details
Born (1954-09-02) 2 September 1954 (age 67)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
(now Slovakia)
Citizenship Slovakia, Czech Republic
Political party ANO 2011 (2012–present)
Other political
affiliations
Communist Party of Slovakia (1980–1989)
Spouse(s)
Monika Herodesová (m. 2017)
Residence Kramář's Villa, Prague
Alma mater University of Economics, Bratislava
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Andrej Babiš (born 2 September 1954) is a Czech businessman and a former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic.

Babiš, the second richest man in the Czech Republic, is a former CEO and sole owner of the Agrofert group with a net worth of about $4.04 billion according to Bloomberg.

Political career

Babiš served as Finance Minister of the Czech Republic and Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the economy from January 2014 to May 2017 until he was fired by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka due to rumors of financial irregularities. Babiš has led ANO 2011 party since 2012 when he founded it as a protest movement against established politics. He has been Member of the Chamber of Deputies (MP) since 2013.

Prime Minister

Babiš was elected Prime Minister of the Czech Republic following his victory in the 2017 legislative election when his party won 78 seats winning the majority party in the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic. Babiš lost his re-election bid to premiership in the 2021 election he conceded to Petr Fiala, who succeeded Babiš as Prime Minister on 28 November 2021.

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