Monday, 29 May 2017

Politics

No woman included in new KDU-ČSL leadership

ČTK |
29 May 2017

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) have no woman in their new leadership since MEP Zuzana Roithova was replaced by Culture Minister Daniel Herman, while the three other regular deputy heads defended their posts at the party's election congress on Saturday.

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KDU-ČSL wants to change Czech election system

ČTK |
29 May 2017

The congress of the Christian Democratic Union (KDU-ČSL) on Sunday called on the party's leadership to try to amend the election law so that the thresholds that coalition of parties must cross to enter parliament are lowered.

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HN: ANO head Babiš launches strong face-to-face campaign

ČTK |
26 May 2017

ANO movement leader Andrej Babiš, who was dismissed as finance minister on Wednesday, will make use of the free time he will now enjoy to meet people across the country and persuade them to vote for ANO in the October general election, daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) reported yesterday.

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Reflex: ANO head hard to be fought with democratic principles

ČTK |
26 May 2017

Former Czech finance minister Andrej Babiš, leader of the ANO movement, and communism are difficult to fight with the means of parliamentary democracy, Bohumil Pecinka writes in weekly Reflex out yesterday.

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ČSSD's criticises Czech draft 2018 budget prepared by Babiš

ČTK |
26 May 2017

The draft Czech state budget for 2018, which finance minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) presented before leaving the post on Wednesday, is hastily-made, omits billions worth of necessary expenditures and needs to be changed, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) said yesterday.

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Zaorálek, Štech might be ČSSD candidate for president

ČTK |
26 May 2017

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek or Senate chairman Milan Štech (both Social Democrats, ČSSD) might be the ČSSD candidate for Czech president, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, who is the party's leader, told iDnes.cz news server yesterday. "This is one of the things caused by the conflict with Andrej Babiš and Miloš Zeman," Sobotka said.

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Gazdík to be KDU-ČSL/STAN election leader in Prague

ČTK |
25 May 2017

Mayors and Independents (STAN) chairman Petr Gazdík will lead the joint list of candidates of his movement and the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) in Prague for the October general election, the coalition parties' representatives told reporters yesterday.

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Czech Pirates want to gain 10% in general election

ČTK |
25 May 2017

The Czech Pirate Party would like to gain at least 10 percent of the vote in the October general election, its leader Ivan Bartoš said yesterday when the party launched its election campaign.

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Czechs to send second scientific diplomat to USA

ČTK |
25 May 2017

Luděk Moravec has become the second Czech scientific diplomat and he will work in the USA, Deputy Prime Minister for Science Pavel Bělobrádek and Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek told journalists yesterday.

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Former Czech soldiers, police found movement, backing Zeman

ČTK |
25 May 2017

The new Czech political movement Security, Responsibility, Solidarity (BOS), mainly gathering former soldiers and police officers, wants to take part in the autumn general election, its representatives told journalists yesterday.

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