Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Politics

Rally staged outside parliament against gov't backed by Communists

ČTK |
12 Jul 2018

A crowd of several hundred people demonstrated against a cabinet of ANO and the Social Democrats to be backed by the Communists near the building of the Czech Chamber of Deputies where a vote of confidence was held on Wednesday.

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Opposition warns of Babiš's cabinet, Communists hail it

ČTK |
12 Jul 2018

The government of Andrej Babiš (ANO) supported by the Communists has opened the door to a semi-presidential system and "Babiš's democracy" in the Czech Republic, representatives of the centre-right opposition parties told reporters after the confidence vote on Wednesday. Part of the opposition is of the view that the Czech Republic existing since 1993 thereby ended.

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Czech PM Babiš wins vote of confidence for new Cabinet

Reuters |
12 July 2018

The Czech lower house of parliament gave its backing early on Thursday for a new, center-left minority Cabinet led by billionaire Andrej Babiš, ending his nearly nine-month struggle to secure a parliamentary majority, an unofficial vote count showed.

The enduring influence of the Czech Republic's communists

The Economist |
12 July 2018

Unlike elsewhere in central and eastern Europe, the Czech communists are historically contiguous with the organisation that ran the country during the cold war. Those links with the past have made co-operating with the Communists taboo, until now.

ANO approves lists of candidates for Senate, local elections

ČTK |
11 Jul 2018

The national executive committee of ANO, the Czech senior government party, has approved its lists of candidates for the October Senate and local elections in all wards except for Prague where Patrik Nacher may be replaced as the proposed election leader, Jaroslav Faltynek said on Friday.

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Deals signed ahead of confidence vote in new government

Radio Prague |
11 July 2018

Representatives of ANO and the Social Democrats have signed a coalition deal between the two parties, a day before their joint minority government undergoes the necessary vote of confidence in the lower house. Also on Tuesday ANO and the Communist Party put their signatures to a deal under which the latter have agreed to tolerate the new government.

Right-wing opposition criticises gov't, not to give it confidence

ČTK |
11 Jul 2018

The right-wing opposition criticises the Czech government of Andrej Babis (ANO) for bringing the Communists to power for the first time since the 1989 fall of the communist regime and will not vote confidence in it in the Chamber of Deputies, the opposition leaders said on Tuesday.

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New justice minister does not mind prosecuted PM Babiš

ČTK |
11 Jul 2018

New Justice Minister Jan Knezinek, who replaced Tatana Mala (ANO) on Tuesday, has nothing against being in the government with a criminally prosecuted prime minister, he told journalists on Tuesday after President Milos Zeman appointed him to the post.

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PM Babiš nominates constitutional law professor to replace suspected plagiarist as justice minister

Radio Prague |
11 July 2018

In the wake of justice minister Taťána Malá's sudden resignation over allegations of plagiarism PM Andrej Babiš has nominated constitutional law professor Jan Kněžínek to fill her shoes, following an outcry after he first suggested he would take over the post himself.

KSČM to support gov't, not to provoke no confidence vote

ČTK |
10 Jul 2018

The Czech Communists (KSCM) will back the new minority cabinet of ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) in the lower house's vote of confidence and will not provoke a vote of no confidence in the cabinet afterwards, based on the draft toleration pact between ANO and the KSCM, which CTK gained on Monday.

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