Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Politics

Election 2010: A populist ready to fight

Prague Post |
14 May 2010

Former journalist, Radek John, presses for route to power.

Social Democrats widen lead in poll before May elections

Business Week/Bloomberg |
11 May 2010

The Social Democrats, who pushed through a last-minute increase in welfare spending in the 2010 state budget, widened their lead over the Civic Democrats less than three weeks before general elections, a poll showed.

Election 2010: Greens face an uphill climb

Prague Post |
7 May 2010

Ondřej Liška says his party offers a real alternative to the corrupt establishment.

Recriminations follow violent attack on politician at election rally

Radio Prague |
7 May 2010

With elections just three weeks away, the tone of the campaign has sharpened.

Responsibility for the state debt

CBW |
4 May 2010

The Czech national debt is rising to astronomical heights, while in 1993 the country did not pay a single crown to service its debt. Unsurprisingly, the largest parliamentary parties—the Social Democrats to the left and the Civic Democrats to the right, are blaming each other as to who is responsible.

Election campaign goes into final straight after slow, negative start

Radio Prague |
4 May 2010

Czechs go to the polls in just under four weeks for elections to the lower house of parliament. As the deadline approaches, the two main parties have unveiled their final campaign plans.

Election Watch: Social Dems up in arms

Prague Post |
30 April 2010

The largest donation in Czech political history came from an Austrian gun runner and nobody seems to care.

Nečas: People prefer pleasant lies to painful truths

CBW |
29 April 2010

Despite being in politics for many years, Petr Nečas, the new leader ODS, has never been implicated in any scandals or dubious business dealings.

Schwarzenberg talks election

Prague Post |
23 April 2010

The country is under threat from the twin scourges of corruption and a burgeoning budget deficit, and "the people must be told" just how dire the situation is, TOP 09 leader Karel Schwarzenberg said in an interview with The Prague Post.

Leading Party's donor ran secret communists' arms deals

aktuálně.cz |
22 April 2010

The most generous sponsor of the Social Democrats (ČSSD) was helping the communist regime in the 1980s to run its secret international arms trades. Aktuálně.cz has learned about this when investigating the circumstances of a large donation for the ČSSD from Austrian businessman of Czech origin Tomáš Melich.

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