Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Politics

PM Sobotka: Babiš is not socially-sensitive billionaire

ČTK |
13 Mar 2017

Czech ANO head Andrej Babis is not a socially-sensitive billionaire, but man who does not like democracy, Prime Minister and Social Democrat (CSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka said in his nomination speech before the election of a new CSSD chairman on Friday.

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Sobotka defends Social Democrat head's post with 67%

ČTK |
13 Mar 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka was re-elected chairman of the Social Democratic Party at the party's congress winning 67% of the vote on Friday, according to the official election results. Sobotka was supported by 460 congress delegates, while 201 voted against him in a secret ballot and 26 ballot papers were invalid. Sobotka has been heading the ČSSD since 2011.

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Zeman wishes ANO-ČSSD cabinet to continue after election

ČTK |
13 Mar 2017

President Milos Zeman would like the current ANO-Social Democrat (CSSD) coalition to continue to rule the country after the autumn general election, he told the Blesk.cz server on Sunday, but added that this will depend on the election result, not on the president.

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Zeman would like president to have legislative initiative

ČTK |
13 Mar 2017

Milos Zeman would like the Czech president to have the possibility of legislative initiative, he told Blesk.cz on Sunday, but Prime Minister and Social Democrat (CSSD) head Bohuslav Sobotka said he does not think that the presidential powers should be extended in this sense.

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Sobotka: ČSSD will hold programme conference in June

ČTK |
13 Mar 2017

The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) will hold a programme conference in June, at which they will present 14 leaders for the October general election, Prime Minister and party head Bohuslav Sobotka said after a lunch of the new CSSD leadership elected at a congress on Friday.

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Hartl: Some people support Zeman because they see no alternative

Radio Prague |
13 March 2017

President Zeman's decision to run for a second term in office was widely anticipated on the Czech political scene. And although the president has no party backing, and many are stressing the need for change, there is still no strong rival on the horizon to challenge him for the top post.

Czechs assess Sobotka's cabinet worse than year ago

ČTK |
10 Mar 2017

Czechs are mostly disappointed with the government of Bohuslav Sobotka, its work, communication, members and the prime minister alone, and they assess it considerably worse than last year in all aspects, according to a CVVM poll conducted in February and released on Thursday.

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Poll: ANO would win general election in February

ČTK |
10 Mar 2017

The Czech ANO movement of Finance Minister Andrej Babis would win a general election with 29 percent of the vote if held in February, followed by the senior government Social Democrats with 21 percent, according to a Median poll released to CTK on Thursday.

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Social Democrats gear up for congress amid poor pooling and pressure on Sobotka

Radio Prague |
10 March 2017

Government leaders the Social Democrats are gearing up for a congress this weekend at which the party's chairman, PM Bohuslav Sobotka, is expected to retain his post. But in general what shape are the party in with elections coming up in October?

MfD: Opposition Dawn may not run in Czech general election

ČTK |
9 Mar 2017

The small opposition party Dawn-National Coalition may not even be running in the autumn general election, its chairman Miroslav Lidinsky and its lower house deputies' group head Marek Černoch told yesterday's daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD).

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