Thursday, 19 July 2018

Politics

Poll: Czechs accepting of new government

Radio Prague |
3 July 2018

Most Czechs are accepting of the newly-appointed minority government of ANO and the Social Democrats, according to the outcome of a poll conducted by the Kantar TNS agency.

Justice Minister Malá inaugurated, dismisses plagiarism challenge

ČTK |
2 Jul 2018

New Justice Minister Tatana Mala, whom Prime Minister Andrej Babis (both ANO) inaugurated at her office again dismissed the possible plagiarism in her thesis at a press conference after her inauguration on Friday.

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Poll: Few consider new gov't good, half do not mind KSČM support

ČTK |
2 Jul 2018

Only 7 percent of Czechs consider the newly appointed minority government of a good option, but most people (59 percent) do not oppose this option and half of the people (49 percent) do not mind that the Communists (KSCM) will support the government, according to the latest Kantar TNS poll.

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Analyst: Communists get closest to governing from 1989

ČTK |
2 Jul 2018

The Czech Communist Party (KSCM) has never been so close to the rule of the country as now, political scientist Kamil Svec told CTK, referring to the country's post-Communist era starting.

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Poll: ANO keeps clear lead, TOP 09 out of parliament

ČTK |
2 Jul 2018

The ANO movement of PM Andrej Babiš slightly improved its leading position and it would win 28.5% of the vote, or more than the Civic Democrats (15.5%) and Pirates (12%) together, according to the Kantar TNS agency's model that the Czech Television released on Sunday.

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Communist party agrees to back minority gov't

Reuters |
2 July 2018

The Communist Party agreed on Saturday to help a minority cabinet led by PM Andrej Babiš survive a vote of confidence, clearing the way for the billionaire businessman to govern after winning an election in October. The Communist Party leadership gave its approval even though Babiš refused some of their demands. One was for cutbacks in the Czech contribution to NATO military missions abroad; another for representation on the supervisory board of the biggest state-controlled company, electricity producer ČEZ.

Defence minister sees key contracts, recruitment as priorities

ČTK |
29 Jun 2018

New Czech Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar, who replaced Karla Slechtova (both for ANO), sees the completion of the key defence contracts, recruitment of soldiers and the purchase transparency as crucial, he told journalists after his inauguration by PM Andrej Babis (ANO) on Thursday.

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Zeman: Both Poche, Hamáček were on list of ministers

ČTK |
29 Jun 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) presented a list of ministers of the new government to President Milos Zeman with two candidates for foreign minister, MEP Miroslav Poche and Jan Hamacek (both Social Democrats, CSSD), Zeman told the Barrandov television station on Thursday.

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Hamáček wants dispute with president resolved through dialogue

Radio Prague |
28 June 2018

Social Democratic Party leader Jan Hamáček has said the party will not push for court action over the president's refusal to appoint party nominee Miroslav Poche to the post of foreign minister.

Poche, rejected by Zeman, to be secretary at foreign ministry

ČTK |
28 Jun 2018

MEP Miroslav Poche, whom President Milos Zeman refused to name as the foreign minister, although the Social Democrats (CSSD) proposed him for the post, will be the political secretary at the Foreign Ministry, Poche told the server IHNED.cz on Wednesday.

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