Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Politics

Senator from Prague 2 Michálek calls on his opponent Hilšer to give up the fight

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Oct 2018

iDNES.cz reports that Libor Michalek the Senator from Prague 2 for the Pirates, who is defending his seat against former Presidential candidate Marek Hilser, called on Hilser to quit the race.

Experts from Pirates, Praha sobě and Spojené síly meet

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Oct 2018

Czech Television reports that experts from the Pirates, citizens' movement Praha sobě and the TOP 09/STAN led alliance met on Wednesday to discuss their programs, and how a joint one could be agreed upon for Prague.

ODS, KDU-ČSL, ČSSD & Pirates take Brno

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 Oct 2018

In a major upset to ANO which won the Brno city hall elections, the ODS, KDU-ČSL, ČSSD and the Pirates formed a grand coalition of the losers, to take control of the city on Tuesday. ANO which emerged as the largest party with 18 seats, was outsmarted by the grand coalition as it struggled to make a deal with the ODS which was second with 14 seats.

Bek wins vote for Senate in Brno-město in first round

Brno Daily |
9 October 2018

Mikuláš Bek, rector of the Masaryk University in Brno, won the first round of the Senate elections in the Brno Senate district No. 59, otherwise known as Brno-město, with nearly 40% of the vote. Jaromír Ostrý, the candidate for ANO, received around 20% less. Both candidates qualify for the second round.

ANO wins, ODS comes second, Žít Brno and Greens drop back in Brno municipal elections

Brno Daily |
9 October 2018

There will be six political parties and groupings in the new government of the City of Brno for the next four years, two fewer than in the previous one. Coalition negotiations in the upcoming days will determine the governing parties of the council.

Prague 10 sees major changes

Prague Daily Monitor |
9 Oct 2018

The city's largest district saw a major political reshuffle as the established parties were pushed to wayside and the citizens group VLASTA and the Pirates won the district.

Praha sobě, Pirates and TOP 09 led alliance in talks to form Prague gov't

Prague Daily Monitor |
9 Oct 2018

Citizen's movement Praha sobě, the Pirates and the Spojené síly alliance (TOP 09, STAN and others) are currently in talks to form government in Prague. Though the ODS won Prague by a whisker, City hall is pretty evenly split, with the ODS having 14 seats, ANO who was last, having 12, and the rest having 13 each.

Political scientist Jiří Pehe: Babiš must be feeling he has hit his limits

Radio Prague |
9 October 2018

Radio Prague spoke to political scientist Jiří Pehe about the winners and losers in this election and began by asking about the significance of ANO's defeat in Prague.

ODS wins but Pirates likely to rule Prague

Prague TV |
8 October 2018

Prague bucked the nationwide trend in the municipal elections, giving a plurality to the Civic Democrats, while Babiš's ANO, which had the most votes in municipal elections in most of the rest of the country, came in fifth place. The Pirate Party came in second in Prague in a very tight race.

Former presidential candidate Drahoš wins senate race in first round

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Oct 2018

Academic turned politician Jiří Drahoš won the senate race in Prague 4, and secured a comfortable victory with a simple majority (52.65%) of the votes. Drahoš beat incumbent Senator Eva Syková (ANO) who only got 13% of the vote.

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