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Havel expects tough coalition talks

Earthtimes/DPA |
4 June 2010

Former Czech president Václav Havel said on Thursday he expected complicated talks among the three political parties that are trying to form the Czech Republic's new centre-right government. "The post-election talks have so far proceeded smoothly and soon arrived at a probable coalition," Havel told the German Press Agency dpa. "I doubt that they will continue in a smooth manner. I would expect greater complications."

Czech parties agree centre-right majority coalition

3 June 2010

Three Czech parties that won a majority in parliament at weekend elections agreed on a centre-right coalition focused on austerity Wednesday as the president looked poised to name a prime minister. The right-wing Civic Democrats (ODS) and TOP 09 and centrist Public Affairs, who together have a solid 118-seat majority in the 200-seat parliament, penned their deal after four days of talks.

Physicist to become next Czech Prime Minister

European Jewish Press/AFP |
2 June 2010

Petr Nečas looked set Monday to be the Czech Republic's man of the moment, a trained physicist to implement austerity measures as the country tries to recover from economic and political crises.

Centre-right coalition talks proving far from easy

Radio Prague |
2 June 2010

Following the weekend general elections, Czech right-wing parties are scrambling to capitalise on their gains and reach agreement on a coalition government of fiscal responsibility. Although there is general agreement on the direction the country should take, Monday's talks indicated that creating a centre-right coalition will be far from easy.

Public Affairs party remains a mystery to many

Radio Prague |
1 June 2010

Aside from the Public Affairs party's self-proclaimed role of watchdog, the party's background and ambitions remain unclear even to its potential coalition partners.

Czech centre-right in coalition talks

Financial Times |
31 May 2010

Centre-right parties in the Czech Republic yesterday began negotiations over forming a coalition government after an unexpectedly strong result in parliamentary elections that ended on Saturday.

Budget-cutting coalition government seen in ČR

The Wall Street Journal |
31 May 2010

Czech general elections over the weekend gave a 118-seat majority in the country's 200-seat lower house of Parliament to a group of three center-right parties, and after years of political instability the Czechs will most likely have a solid government that is ready to deal with big issues. The fiscally-minded government is expected to get instill confidence in markets and remove any pre-election concerns that the Czech Republic’s sovereign rating could be downgraded.

Election 2010: Officials unsure of electorate size

Prague Post |
28 May 2010

Poll starts 28 May for undetermined number of eligible voters.

Nečas talks election

Prague Post |
28 May 2010

ODS chief says long-term unemployment is biggest fear, calls ČSSD 'irresponsibly populist'.

Election unlikely to show clear winner

The Wall Street Journal |
27 May 2010

Friday's elections for the lower house of the Czech parliament are unlikely to produce an outright winner, ushering in a period of coalition-building and horse-trading that will probably delay—and may even halt—much-needed economic reforms, such as cutting the government's deficit and reforming the state-funded pension system. ODS, trailing with roughly 20% of voter support, are calling for no new taxes, cuts in government spending, increased fees at state-run medical facilities and lower social spending.

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