Thursday, 19 April 2018

Politics

Právo: Babiš to ask for confidence vote only if sure of success

ČTK |
5 Mar 2018

Czech ANO leader Andrej Babis, who is conducting government-forming negotiations, will ask the Chamber of Deputies to take a vote of confidence in his new cabinet only if it is sure of success, he says in daily Pravo on Saturday, adding that his second attempt to win confidence would be no random try.

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ČSSD for tougher conditions of referendum, must not decide on EU

ČTK |
5 Mar 2018

The Social Democrats have submitted their own bill on general referendum, which does not enable it to be held on issues such as Czexit and which sets tough conditions for provoking a referendum, unlike a bill proposed by the anti-EU Freedom and Direct Democracy.

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People in 11 towns to protest against Ondráček's election

ČTK |
5 Mar 2018

Protests against the election of Communist (KSCM) MP Zdenek Ondracek as head of the lower house commission for the supervision of the General Inspection of Security Corps (GIBS) will take place in 11 Czech towns on Monday evening, Lucie Kohoutova told CTK on Sunday.

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KSČM head wonders why Czechs protest against Ondráček's election

ČTK |
5 Mar 2018

Czech Communist (KSCM) leader Vojtech Filip does not understand why protests are to be held against former police Zdenek Ondracek's (KSCM) election as head of the lower house commission supervising the security corps inspection (GIBS), he said on Sunday, adding that the critics are no democrats.

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Poll: ANO would win elections now, TOP 09, STAN would be ousted

ČTK |
5 Mar 2018

ANO would win the Czech general election with 33 percent of the vote, if held in February, while TOP 09 and the Mayors and Independents (STAN) would end below the threshold and would be ousted from the lower house, according to a public opinion poll released by Czech Television (CT) on Sunday.

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Babiš to seek Ondráček's dismissal as GIBS commission head

ČTK |
5 Mar 2018

PM Andrej Babiš plans to propose the dismissal of Communist (KSČM) deputy Zdeněk Ondráček as head of the lower house commission supervising the General Inspection of Security Corps (GIBS), and he would vote for the step if proposed by someone else, he said.

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Pehe: Babiš embodies oligarchic populism, no threat to democracy

ČTK |
2 Mar 2018

Andrej Babis, who is leading government-forming talks in the Czech Republic, is an authoritarian politician embodying the style of oligarchic populism, but he will probably refrain from curtailing democracy and thereby annoying the EU, Jiri Pehe writes in daily Pravo on Thursday.

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ČSSD wants ANO's guarantees of not outvoting it in joint cabinet

ČTK |
1 Mar 2018

The Social Democrats (ČSSD) will want guarantees in writing from the ANO movement that it will not outvote them as a senior coalition partner in a joint cabinet they might form together, ČSSD deputy head Jiří Zimola said on Wednesday.

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Communists want bilateral talks with ČSSD linked to next cabinet

ČTK |
1 Mar 2018

The Czech Communists (KSCM) want to negotiate with the Social Democrats (CSSD) in connection with the next cabinet of ANO, which the CSSD might join, to clarify the prgramme demands the CSSD has raised in this connection, KSCM head Vojtech Filip said on Wednesday.

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ANO-ČSSD programme talks to last until mid-March

ČTK |
1 Mar 2018

The Czech ANO movement of Andrej Babis wants to complete its programme talks with the Social Democrats (CSSD) about a possible coalition government by mid-March, ANO deputy chairman Richard Brabec said after a meeting of ANO and CSSD negotiators on Wednesday.

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