Wednesday, 17 January 2018

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Petr Fiala re-elected chairman of right-wing ODS

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

The Czech Civic Democrat (ODS) congress re-elected Petr Fiala to the post the party's chairman on Saturday. This result was expected as nobody else was running for chairman at the congress held three months after the general election.

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ODS congress supports Drahoš before presidential runoff

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

The Civic Democrats (ODS), the strongest Czech right-wing party, supports academic Jiri Drahos in the runoff in which he will for the presidential post with Milos Zeman who is defending it, the ODS congress declared on Sunday.

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Survey: Drahoš wins 13 percent of former Zeman's voters

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos won over one seventh of the voters who had supported President Milos Zeman in the presidential runoff in 2013, according to a survey by Kantar TNS and Median agencies the results of which public Czech Television (CT) released on Sunday.

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Slovak press: Zeman has to activate supporters to be re-elected

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

Academic Jiri Drahos seems to be in a better position before the Czech presidential runoff, but Milos Zeman can defend his post if he manages to win new voters and unsettle Drahos's supporters, Slovak press writes.

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Zeman, Drahoš to meet in Czech presidential runoff

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

Incumbent President Miloš Zeman and Academy of Sciences former head Jiří Drahoš advanced to the Czech presidential runoff on Saturday, according to the final results of the first round of the direct presidential election that the Czech Statistical Office released on Saturday. Zeman won 38.56 percent of the vote and Drahoš 26.60 percent. They will meet in the runoff on January 26-27.

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Femen activist rejecting Zeman punished for violating election

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

A Czech court imposed a three-month suspended sentence on Femen activist Angelina Diash from Ukraine who yelled "Putin's slut" at President Miloš Zeman at a Prague polling station during the presidential election on Friday, and placed her on probation for 12 months on Sunday.

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Czech researchers plan 31 joint projects with Slovaks

ČTK |
12 Jan 2018

Experts from the Czech Science Academy (AV CR) will cooperate with their Slovak colleagues on 31 research projects in the years to come on the basis of an agreement that representatives of both countries' science academies will sign on Thursday.

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Olomouc Mayor Staněk to run for ČSSD chairman

ČTK |
12 Jan 2018

Social Democrat (CSSD) MP Antonin Stanek, mayor of the north Moravian town of Olomouc, will run for the party's chairman at the CSSD election congress in February, he told CTK on Thursday.

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ODS leader Fiala has no rival before election congress

ČTK |
12 Jan 2018

Czech Civic Democrat (ODS) chairman Petr Fiala, who is defending his post, has no rival candidate and he is supported by all regional branches before the party's national election congress to be held in Ostrava, north Moravia, on January 13-14.

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New application to guide voters in presidential election

ČTK |
12 Jan 2018

A new application designed by Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) will guide voters in the Czech capital, show them the way to the polling stations and present all the presidential candidates to them, the IPR has said on its website.

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