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Czech populist movement advances in regional elections

The Czech Republic's populist ANO movement has dominated regional elections, according to official results released Saturday, prompting speculation its leader -- influential Finance Minister Andrej Babis -- is eyeing the role of prime minister. The ANO won nine out of 13 regions while the social-democratic CSSD of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka came top in just two regions, according to the statistics office, based on a nearly complete vote count.
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