Friday, 19 January 2018

Politics

Disinformation on Drahoš, Zeman spreads before runoff vote

ČTK |
18 Jan 2018

Various disinformation is being intentionally spread about former Academy of Sciences head Jiri Drahos and incumbent Czech President Milos Zeman on social networks before the presidential runoff that will be held in ten days.

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Committee recommends to release PM Babiš for prosecution

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

The lower house mandate and immunity committee recommended on Tuesday that the Chamber of Deputies plenary session release PM and ANO leader Andrej Babiš and ANO first deputy head Jaroslav Faltýnek for prosecution in the Čapí hnízdo case, according to ČTK sources.

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Opposition leader: Lost confidence vote is Babiš's defeat

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

The leaders of the Czech right-wing and centrist opposition parties sharply criticised Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) after his minority government lost the confidence vote in the Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday when no MP from any of the eight other parties voted in its support.

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SPD movement is ready to talk with Babiš about coalition gov't

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

The Czech Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement is ready to negotiate about the programme, ministries and a ruling coalition within the second attempt to form a government, SPD deputy head Radim Fiala said after ANO's minority cabinet lost the confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday.

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Pirate Party challenges Babiš's takeover of Agrofert

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš took over the now giant Agrofert concern under suspicious circumstances at a time when he was a manager of this state-controlled firm, Pirate lower house group's head Jakub Michálek said on Tuesday, but Babiš dismissed this in parliament.

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PM Babiš loses confidence vote

Aljazeera.com |
17 January 2018

Czech PM Andrej Babiš has lost a confidence vote in parliament, an expected result that marks the end of his short-lived minority government. Only 78 members of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of the gov't, while 117 were against. Babiš, the country's second-richest man, and his cabinet will hand in their resignation on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said. However, the PM is expected to remain in office as he negotiates with opposition parties to form a new government.

MPs to resume debate ahead of confidence vote on PM Babiš

Reuters |
16 January 2018

Czech lawmakers resume debate on Tuesday ahead of a confidence vote on Prime Minister Andrej Babis's minority government that he is likely to lose with the billionaire businessman fighting allegations of EU subsidy fraud.

Drahoš to spend ten million on presidential runoff campaign

ČTK |
16 Jan 2018

The team of presidential candidate Jiri Drahos, former Czech Science Academy head, expects to spend ten million crowns on his campaign before the runoff in which he will fight with incumbent President Milos Zeman, Karolina Brennerova, from Drahos's team, told CTK on Monday.

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Foreign press: Zeman facing problems with re-election

ČTK |
16 Jan 2018

Incumbent Czech President Miloš Zeman has a bigger reason for fears than it seemed that he will not defend his post in the second round of the election, the Austrian dailies Die Presse and Der Standard wrote on Monday. Die Presse wrote there are many signs indicating that Zeman's rival Jiří Drahoš, who also advanced to the second round, is standing a better chance of winning than originally expected.

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Drahoš starts new round of presidential campaign in north Moravia

ČTK |
16 Jan 2018

Jiri Drahos, who ended second in the first round of the Czech direct presidential election this weekend and advanced to the runoff together with incumbent President Milos Zeman, will start the new round of his campaign in the Moravia-Silesia Region, his spokeswoman told CTK on Monday.

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