Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Election Watch: Social Dems up in arms

Prague Post |
30 April 2010

The largest donation in Czech political history came from an Austrian gun runner and nobody seems to care.

Nečas: People prefer pleasant lies to painful truths

29 April 2010

Despite being in politics for many years, Petr Nečas, the new leader ODS, has never been implicated in any scandals or dubious business dealings.

Schwarzenberg talks election

Prague Post |
23 April 2010

The country is under threat from the twin scourges of corruption and a burgeoning budget deficit, and "the people must be told" just how dire the situation is, TOP 09 leader Karel Schwarzenberg said in an interview with The Prague Post.

Leading Party's donor ran secret communists' arms deals

aktuálně.cz |
22 April 2010

The most generous sponsor of the Social Democrats (ČSSD) was helping the communist regime in the 1980s to run its secret international arms trades. Aktuálně.cz has learned about this when investigating the circumstances of a large donation for the ČSSD from Austrian businessman of Czech origin Tomáš Melich.

Number 3 for Jesus: Parties get numbers to run with in May's elections

Radio Prague |
14 April 2010

There are 27 Czech political parties running in May's general elections. Only a few of them have a realistic prospect of entering the lower house of Parliament, but they all drew numbers on Tuesday to put on their ballots.

ODS pledges to balance budget by 2017

Interactive Investor/Reuters |
8 April 2010

The Czech Republic's main right-wing party said on Wednesday it would balance the country's finances by 2017, hoping to improve its election prospects by tapping into public concern over debt levels.

Petr Nečas – safe pair of hands whose reign as party leader could be brief

Radio Prague |
6 April 2010

It would be hard to find a greater contrast to outgoing ODS leader Mirek Topolánek. Petr Nečas, 45, church-going, a father of four, is unlikely to leave his wife for one of his party colleagues, or stick his middle finger up at rivals in parliament.

Small parties seen making an impact in lower house elections

Radio Prague |
25 March 2010

Political analyst Jiří Pehe suggests a permanent erosion of support for the big parties and a chance that the small beneficiaries could have staying power which could represent the biggest shift in the political scene since 1989.

ODS rebounds, narrows gap with ČSSD

Angus Reid Global Monitor |
23 March 2010

The Czech Republic's Civic Democratic Party (ODS) has regained ground, according to a poll by CVVM. 25.5% of respondents would vote for the ruling party in the next legislative election, up five points since February.

ODS chair makes scandalous remarks about churches, gays and Jews

22 March 2010

PM Jan Fischer has called "insulting and stupid" remarks made recently by ODS chair Mirek Topolánek about churches, gays and Jews. In a press statement released Sunday, Fischer said he will restrict his future communication with the party chair to the absolute minimum required to conduct business. Topolánek's remarks were made during a photo shoot for LUI magazine, which targets a gay audience.

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