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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.

Mayor candidates 2010: Zdeněk Tůma

Prague Post |
15 October 2010

Tůma and TOP 09 talk change, but remain reluctant to criticize past leadership.

Czechs vote in 'referendum' on austerity that may weaken cabinet stability

Bloomberg |
15 October 2010

Prime Minister Petr Nečas's three-month-old government may be weakened by municipal and Senate elections that begin today amid growing anger over spending cuts.

New parties under pressure to do well in upcoming elections, says Pehe

Radio Prague |
15 October 2010

Record numbers of candidates are running in elections for municipal councils, with one of the most interesting races expected in Prague: the Civic Democrats have dominated City Hall since the fall of communism, but could now lose for the first time.

Coalition parties fight over policy

Prague Post |
8 October 2010

Klaus-Schwarzenberg row highlights government power struggle.

Analyst: Prague municipal election will be fight between ODS and TOP 09

Radio Prague |
16 September 2010

"To a degree I think that the municipal election will be the public's judgment on the Civic Democrats' ability to continue as the dominant party on the political Right," says political analyst Jiří Pehe.

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