Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Politics

MPs to resume debate ahead of confidence vote on PM Babiš

Reuters |
16 January 2018

Czech lawmakers resume debate on Tuesday ahead of a confidence vote on Prime Minister Andrej Babis's minority government that he is likely to lose with the billionaire businessman fighting allegations of EU subsidy fraud.

Drahoš to spend ten million on presidential runoff campaign

ČTK |
16 Jan 2018

The team of presidential candidate Jiri Drahos, former Czech Science Academy head, expects to spend ten million crowns on his campaign before the runoff in which he will fight with incumbent President Milos Zeman, Karolina Brennerova, from Drahos's team, told CTK on Monday.

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Foreign press: Zeman facing problems with re-election

ČTK |
16 Jan 2018

Incumbent Czech President Miloš Zeman has a bigger reason for fears than it seemed that he will not defend his post in the second round of the election, the Austrian dailies Die Presse and Der Standard wrote on Monday. Die Presse wrote there are many signs indicating that Zeman's rival Jiří Drahoš, who also advanced to the second round, is standing a better chance of winning than originally expected.

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Drahoš starts new round of presidential campaign in north Moravia

ČTK |
16 Jan 2018

Jiri Drahos, who ended second in the first round of the Czech direct presidential election this weekend and advanced to the runoff together with incumbent President Milos Zeman, will start the new round of his campaign in the Moravia-Silesia Region, his spokeswoman told CTK on Monday.

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Zeman wants four TV debates of bidders, Drahoš plans two

ČTK |
16 Jan 2018

The two bidders for Czech president have not yet agreed on how many TV duels they should have before the January 26-27 runoff vote, since President Milos Zeman has accepted offers from four TV stations, while Jiri Drahos wants two debates, Drahos and Zeman's spokesman said separately on Monday.

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Brief profiles of Zeman's close collaborators Mynář, Nejedlý

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

Brief profiles of Czech Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynar and President Milos Zeman's close aide Martin Nejedly, from which Zeman should distance himself before the presidential runoff according to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.

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Two Drahoš-Zeman TV duels planned before presidential runoff

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

The public Czech Television (CT) plans to broadcast a live presidential duel between Milos Zeman and Jiri Drahos on January 25, one day before the runoff, and the Prima TV is preparing another duel of the two rivals.

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More than 45% of Czechs abroad voted for Jiří Drahoš

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

More than 45 percent of Czechs abroad voted for Jiří Drahoš in the first round of presidential elections. Pavel Fischer finished second with over 20 percent of the vote, followed by Marek Hilšer with more than 11 percent.

Jiří Drahoš: a man with the right chemistry to be Czech president?

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

With his pro-NATO and pro-European views and reserved manners, Drahoš stands in stark contrast to the current head of state. In his programme he promises to respect the Constitution, to promote family and education and to re-open Prague Castle to the public.

Prague the only Czech region where Drahoš beats Zeman

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

Prague is the only region of the Czech Republic where former Sciences Academy head Jiri Drahos won in the first round of the presidential election, gaining 35 percent of the vote from 216,167 Praguers, according to the final results that the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) released on Saturday.

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