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Czech corruption busting promise tested

The Wall Street Journal |
15 November 2010

Martin Barták, currently a non-elected deputy minister of finance and a former defense department official, has been publicly accused of seeking millions of dollars worth of bribes in government contracts.

Zdeněk Tůma and the trials of converting election victory into office

Radio Prague |
9 November 2010

TOP 09's mayoral candidate in Prague, Zdeněk Tůma, swept to victory in last month's local elections, pushing the right of centre Civic Democrats into second place in the city for the first time in 20 years with 30 percent of the vote.

Critics decry 'legislative emergency'

Prague Post |
5 November 2010

Gov't invokes special powers to push through austerity measures.

Klasnová: Politics still remains sort of a men's world

Leaders Magazine |
29 October 2010

Czech society wishes to have more women in politics. The women's attitude can bring more empathy and less "cockfighting" to the political scene, says Kateřina Klasnová, the Chamber Deputy Head and the Vice-Chairwoman of the Public Affairs.

Govt seeks speedy law approval process

The Wall Street Journal |
27 October 2010

The Czech reform-mind conservative government asked lawmakers to expedite the passage of austerity bills by Parliament through a fast-track process to prevent any stalling of the measures at the opposition-controlled upper house, Prime Minister Petr Nečas said Tuesday. "It's evident that the Czech Republic could face serious economic damage if these laws aren't going to take effect January 1," he told a televised news conference.

Přemysl Sobotka satisfied with political culture in Senate

Leaders Magazine |
27 October 2010

The fortune of the Senate is – except for some negligible exceptions – that people elected there excercise a much higher political culture than is standard of political life in this country, says defending speaker of the Senate Přemysl Sobotka.

Opposition vows to veto spending cuts after winning Senate control

Bloomberg |
25 October 2010

The Social Democrats vowed to veto cuts in welfare programs after securing a Senate majority in weekend elections, potentially delaying Prime Minister Petr Nečas's drive to narrow the budget deficit. The ČSSD won 12 races in run-off contests 22-23 October, giving them 41 seats in the 81-member Senate. The chamber, which must approve all legislation except the budget, had been controlled by Nečas's three-party coalition.

Experts divided on implications of vote

Prague Post |
22 October 2010

Districting scandal grows and threatens to nullify Prague results.

Public Affairs seeks way ahead after electoral defeat

Radio Prague |
20 October 2010

As the dust settles on the weekend's local and Senate elections, one loser stands out: the smallest party in the coalition government, Public Affairs. Just five months after making a breakthrough in national elections, Public Affairs appears to have suffered an equally dramatic setback. Public Affairs' party leader Radek John admitted flaws and failure, above all in not getting a better result in local council elections in Prague, a party stronghold and its birthplace nine years ago, after the results came in.

On TOP in Prague

The Economist |
19 October 2010

The technical winner of the weekend's local elections was the Social Democratic party. A look below the surface and a different and more complex picture emerges. In vast majority of cities and villages it was independent local groupings, not mainstream parties that won.

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