Q&A: Czech parliamentary election

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People walk past an election campaign banner of The Czech Social Democrats party (CSSD) on October 17, 2013 in front of the Prague castle in Prague.Image source, AFP
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The election was precipitated by a corruption scandal that toppled the government of Petr Necas

Voters in the Czech Republic go to the polls on Friday to decide who will take over from the caretaker government appointed by President Milos Zeman this summer.

Parliamentary elections were not due until next year, but were brought forward following the collapse of the previous elected government in June and the failure of the "government of experts" appointed by Mr Zeman to win a confidence vote in parliament.

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