Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Politics

Zeman: Both Poche, Hamáček were on list of ministers

ČTK |
29 Jun 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) presented a list of ministers of the new government to President Milos Zeman with two candidates for foreign minister, MEP Miroslav Poche and Jan Hamacek (both Social Democrats, CSSD), Zeman told the Barrandov television station on Thursday.

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Hamáček wants dispute with president resolved through dialogue

Radio Prague |
28 June 2018

Social Democratic Party leader Jan Hamáček has said the party will not push for court action over the president's refusal to appoint party nominee Miroslav Poche to the post of foreign minister.

Poche, rejected by Zeman, to be secretary at foreign ministry

ČTK |
28 Jun 2018

MEP Miroslav Poche, whom President Milos Zeman refused to name as the foreign minister, although the Social Democrats (CSSD) proposed him for the post, will be the political secretary at the Foreign Ministry, Poche told the server IHNED.cz on Wednesday.

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Protesters declare chain hunger strike against appointed cabinet

ČTK |
28 Jun 2018

A spontaneous chain hunger strike was declared in Turnov on Wednesday by people dissatisfied with the political situation, in protest against the naming of the second cabinet of Andrej Babis's ANO and Social Democrats (CSSD) supported by the Communists (KSCM).

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Rally protesting against Communists backing government

ČTK |
28 Jun 2018

A crowd of about 500 attended a rally commemorating the victims of the Communist regime and protested against the Communists' (KSCM) rising share in power in the Czech Republic at the main square in Brno on Wednesday.

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New government to seek confidence vote on July 11

Reuters |
28 June 2018

The new Czech minority government will seek a parliamentary confidence vote on July 11, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday.

New government sworn in but doubts remain over its viability

Radio Prague |
28 June 2018

A new coalition of ANO and the Social Democrats has just been sworn in by the president at Prague Castle. The appointment comes eight months after ANO triumphed in general elections and follows months of talks. But clouds may already be on the horizon for Andrej Babiš's second government. ANO and the Social Democrats have only 93 mandates between them in the 200-seat lower house and their coalition is posited on backing from the Communist Party, starting with a confidence vote a fortnight from now.

Opposition: Communist-backed government is mockery

ČTK |
27 Jun 2018

The appointment of the first post-Communist government with the Communist (KSČM) backing on the Remembrance of Communist Victims Day is a mockery of the persecuted, imprisoned and killed under the Communist regime, Czech opposition leaders said on Tuesday.

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Babiš: Hamáček, not Poche to head Foreign Ministry

ČTK |
27 Jun 2018

PM Andrej Babiš presumes that instead of Miroslav Poche, proposed by the Social Democrats but rejected by President Miloš Zeman, Social Democrat leader Jan Hamáček will be temporarily entrusted with the Foreign Ministry on June 27, Babiš said on Tuesday.

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ČSSD has no reason to replace Poche with another candidate now

ČTK |
27 Jun 2018

The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) can see no reason for replacing their candidate for foreign minister, Miroslav Poche, with another candidate even though President Milos Zeman refuses to appoint Poche as minister, CSSD leader Jan Hamacek said on Tuesday.

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