Sunday, 22 October 2017

Politics

TI: Greens, Pirates have most transparent campaign funding

ČTK |
13 Oct 2017

The Greens and Pirates have the most transparent funding of the campaign before the October 20-21 general election out of the selected parties running in it, the Transparency International (TI) corruption watchdog said on Thursday.

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Farský: STAN shuns undemocratic parties such as ANO

ČTK |
13 Oct 2017

The Czech opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) are ready to cooperate with the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) after the upcoming elections, but they rule out cooperation with undemocratic parties such as Andrej Babis's ANO movement, STAN election leader Jan Farsky told CTK on Thursday.

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Czechs pin hopes on billionaire Babis to fix their country

Reuters |
13 October 2017

The traffic jams and roadworks that snarl the 200 km main highway from the capital Prague to the southeast are a symbol of how many Czechs feel their government is broken - and how they are looking for a new champion to fix it.

Czech TV challenges anti-Islam group's election spot

ČTK |
12 Oct 2017

The public Czech Television (CT) has filed a legal complaint against the Bloc against Islamisation movement over its election spot featuring "false Muslims," daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Wednesday.

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EP Vice President Telička ends cooperation with ANO

ČTK |
12 Oct 2017

European Parliament (EP) Vice President Pavel Telička has ended cooperation with the ANO movement for which he was elected to the EP, ANO leader Andrej Babiš told E15.cz on Wednesday, one week before the general elections.

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Poll: One fifth of ČSSD voters would switch to ANO

ČTK |
12 Oct 2017

More than one fifth (22 percent) of the Czechs who voted for the Social Democrats (CSSD) in 2013 have switched to the ANO movement, while 55 percent would vote for the CSSD again in the October 20-21 general election, according to an election model released by the Median agency.

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Senate calls on parties not to put campaign above Czech interests

ČTK |
12 Oct 2017

The Czech Senate approved a resolution urging politicians, mainly those from ANO and the Communist Party (KSCM), not to put their political interests and election campaigning above the interests of the Czech Republic at the close of its debate on current discords on lithium mining on Wednesday.

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Campaign to encourage first-time voters launched

Radio Prague |
11 October 2017

A campaign has been launched aimed at encouraging first-time voters to go to the polls in general elections in a week and a half's time. Named Tvoje poprvé (Your First Time), it takes the form of a video featuring a number of figures popular with young people.

ANO seeks election result preventing birth of anti-ANO gov't

ČTK |
11 Oct 2017

The Czech ANO movement wants its victory in the October 20-21 general election to be as massive as to prevent other parties from forming a government "against" it, ANO chairman Andrej Babis told CTK on Tuesday.

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ODS warning of next gov't of ANO, Communists, Okamura

ČTK |
11 Oct 2017

The opposition Civic Democrats (ODS) warn against a post-election alliance of the ANO movement, the Communists (KSČM) and Tomio Okamura's Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), and urge still undecided voters to support the ODS in the general election, ODS leaders told the media on Tuesday.

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