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Established parties take back seat in local elections

Radio Prague |
14 October 2014

Negotiations on the formation of local councils are being held around the country in the wake of the weekend elections. The outcome has led many to consider whether the established parties are losing their grip on Czech politics.

Was 2012 Ministry of Transport accounting move intended to burnish image of government parties?

Radio Prague |
14 October 2014

The Ministry of Transport carried out a strange accounting move at the end of 2012 that reduced the budget deficit the following year, the Czech Republic's Supreme Audit Office says in freshly released report.

Eliyahu Rips: The Latvian Palach-inspired "human torch" protester who survived

Radio Prague |
14 October 2014

When Jan Palach burned himself to death in January 1969 over the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, his radical protest was echoed by a number of young men in the Eastern Bloc. Among them was Eliyahu Rips.

Maxipes Fík creator dies at 83

Radio Prague |
13 October 2014

Rudolf Čechura, the creator of the much-loved children's animated film character Maxipes Fík, died on Monday at the age of 83, his grandson has revealed. A funeral ceremony for the author is to be held next week.

Independent groups win in local elections

Radio Prague |
13 October 2014

In the municipal elections, various local groups of independent candidates are leading with all districts now counted in. Among the established political parties, Christian Democrats have won, followed by the Social Democrats and the Communist Party.

Czech foreign minister, Polish counterpart, call EU sanctions crucial

Radio Prague |
13 October 2014

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek welcomed his Polish counterpart Grzegorz Schetyna in Prague on Friday at Černín Palace to discuss Czech-Polish relations and key issues.

President, ministers, NGO, applaud choice of Malala as co-winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Radio Prague |
13 October 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman and members of the government including Education Minister Marcel Chládek applauded the news on Friday that Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai had been chosen as a joint-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, along with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

Police investigate election fraud in north Bohemia and north Moravia

Radio Prague |
13 October 2014

Police are investigating alleged election fraud and vote buying in the north Bohemian municipalities of Lovosice, Litvínov, Chomutov and Bílina, and in te north Moravian towns of Ostrava and Český Těšín, a police spokeswoman said on Friday.

Voter turnout in municipal and Senate elections around 40 percent

Radio Prague |
13 October 2014

Polling stations around the Czech Republic closed at 2 PM on Saturday, ending municipal elections and the first round of voting for the Czech Senate. Nearly 50 percent of eligible voters have cast their ballots in the municipal elections, and a litle over forty percent showed up at the Senate elections.

Proportion of women in local politics slightly increases

Radio Prague |
13 October 2014

The proportion of women in local politics has slightly increased after the recent communal elections, from 26 to 27 percent, according to the analysis released by Forum 50 %, which promotes the equal representation of women in politics.

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