Friday, 16 November 2018

Politics

Battle for Senate Chair continues

Prague Daily Monitor |
13 Nov 2018

The battle for the Chairman's position in the Senate continues to play out, as none of the three candidates have been able to secure a consensus so far, with time running out before Wednesday's first Senate meeting.

Incoming Brno government signs coalition agreemen

Brno Daily |
12 November 2018

Two weeks after the four-party coalition agreement was presented to the public, representatives of the four parties have signed the document, paving the way for Markéta Vaňková (ODS) to become mayor when the new council meets for the first time.

Zimola quits as ČSSD Vice Chair

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Nov 2018

Jiří Zimola, the first Vice Chairman of the Social Democrats resigned his position in the party's leadership on Wednesday. Zimola who is a former MP and former Governor of the South Bohemian region, was amongst the critics of CSSD Chair Jan Hamacek, and recently initiated the 'Save CSSD' movement within the party.

No decision on Senate Chair as yet

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Nov 2018

Czech Television reports that a week before the new Senate meets for the first time, parties have been unable to come to a consensus about whom to support for the post of Chairman.

Czech folk artist's award from Vladimir Putin sparks controversy

Radio Prague |
6 November 2018

On Sunday, one of the most famous Czech folk singers, Jaromír Nohavica, received the Medal of Pushkin in Moscow from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nohavica's acceptance of the medal, which is awarded to citizens and foreigners after approval by Putin, has garnered controversy at home.

Pirates, ODS grow stronger as ANO and CSSD lose support

Prague Daily Monitor |
5 Nov 2018

The latest Kantar CZ poll for Czech Television, which looks at support for political parties should parliamentary elections be held today, saw support for the Pirates and ODS rise to 16% and 14% respectively.

KDU-ČSL wants Hampl to be head of the Senate

Prague Daily Monitor |
31 Oct 2018

The Christian Democrats, who currently have 15 senators in the upper house of parliament, want their candidate Václav Hampl to be the head of the Senate. Hampl, who is the former Rector of Charles University in Prague, does not have the support of the ODS or STAN, which are currently the biggest parties in the Senate with 18 senators each.

ČSSD MP Chvojka wants to get rid of criminal defamation

Prague Daily Monitor |
30 Oct 2018

Social Democrat MP Jan Chvojka who leads the party's caucus in the Chamber of Deputies wants to reform the law related to criminal defamation and get rid of it all together.

A new coalition is taking over Prague City Hall

Prague TV |
29 October 2018

Prague will have a new administration, after negotiations following the Oct. 5–6 elections. Local Pirate party leader Zdeněk Hřib will become the new mayor, and the Pirates will form a coalition with Praha sobě (PS) and United Force for Prague, a group that includes TOP 09, STAN and the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL).

Parliament writes to Zeman about invitation snub for MPs

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Oct 2018

Radek Vondráček, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies wrote to Prague Castle to complain about President Miloš Zeman's selective guestlist for this weekend's Czechoslovak centenary celebrations. Many MPs did not receive invitations to state events scheduled for Sunday the 28th.

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