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Politics

PM candidate: "We still don't know what's going on"

aktuálně.cz |
24 June 2013

PM candidate Miroslava Němcová admitted in an interview with Aktualne.cz that the ongoing investigation of the Jana Nagyová scandal may target some of the current ministers.

Coalition partner backs Němcová as PM candidate

Reuters |
24 June 2013

The junior party in the ruling Czech coalition, TOP 09, backed a plan on Friday to nominate parliament speaker Miroslava Němcová as the new prime minister following the resignation of Petr Nečas in a spying and bribery scandal.

President hints he may try to form technocrat cabinet

Reuters |
24 June 2013

Czech President Miloš Zeman indicated on Sunday he was considering forming a technocrat cabinet to replace the government of Petr Nečas, who resigned on Monday in a bribery and spying scandal involving his aide. Speaking in a radio interview, Zeman said he was considering four candidates to head a possible technocrat administration, even though this could lead to a clash with political parties and trigger an early election.

Support for Czech ruling party at record low after scandal

Reuters |
24 June 2013

Public support for the center-right Czech ruling party dropped to an all-time low after a bribery and spying scandal that forced Prime Minister Petr Nečas to resign, an opinion poll showed on Friday.

Resignation amid scandal

The Economist |
20 June 2013

A scandal including a love affair, the abuse of secret services and alleged corruption swept away Petr Nečas, the Czech Republic's prime minister, and his centre-right cabinet nearly a year before elections were scheduled.

TOP 09 and Soc Dems reach agreement on Prague City Hall leadership

Radio Prague |
19 June 2013

The opposition Social Democrats in the Prague city council have agreed to support TOP 09's nominees for top positions at City Hall.

Coalition parties begin search for new prime minister

Radio Prague |
19 June 2013

Following the resignation of Prime Minister Petr Nečas, the race is on to find a suitable successor from within the Civic Democratic Party. The Civ Dems, together with coalition partners TOP 09 and LIDEM, are looking to put forward a candidate within a matter of days who could renew the government and remain in power until regular elections next year.

PM Petr Nečas resigns over aide scandal

BBC News |
18 June 2013

Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas has resigned in an effort to end political turmoil over a corruption inquiry. His governing coalition will try to form a new government led by someone nominated by his Civic Democratic Party (ODS). Mr Nečas announced he would quit after prosecutors charged his chief of staff with corruption and abuse of power. President Miloš Zeman has asked Mr Nečas to stay on as caretaker leader until a new administration is named.

President says charges in scandal "very serious"

Reuters |
17 June 2013

President Miloš Zeman said on Saturday that abuse of power and corruption charges against a close aide of Prime Minister Petr Nečas and other officials were "very serious" and seemed well founded.

Coalition could go on without PM Nečas: partner

Reuters |
17 June 2013

The Czech Republic's deputy premier said on Sunday some in the governing coalition are considering the option of ditching Prime Minister Petr Nečas after one of his closest aides was charged with bribery and ordering illegal surveillance.

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