Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Politics

New government to seek confidence vote on July 11

Reuters |
28 June 2018

The new Czech minority government will seek a parliamentary confidence vote on July 11, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday.

New government sworn in but doubts remain over its viability

Radio Prague |
28 June 2018

A new coalition of ANO and the Social Democrats has just been sworn in by the president at Prague Castle. The appointment comes eight months after ANO triumphed in general elections and follows months of talks. But clouds may already be on the horizon for Andrej Babiš's second government. ANO and the Social Democrats have only 93 mandates between them in the 200-seat lower house and their coalition is posited on backing from the Communist Party, starting with a confidence vote a fortnight from now.

Opposition: Communist-backed government is mockery

ČTK |
27 Jun 2018

The appointment of the first post-Communist government with the Communist (KSČM) backing on the Remembrance of Communist Victims Day is a mockery of the persecuted, imprisoned and killed under the Communist regime, Czech opposition leaders said on Tuesday.

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Babiš: Hamáček, not Poche to head Foreign Ministry

ČTK |
27 Jun 2018

PM Andrej Babiš presumes that instead of Miroslav Poche, proposed by the Social Democrats but rejected by President Miloš Zeman, Social Democrat leader Jan Hamáček will be temporarily entrusted with the Foreign Ministry on June 27, Babiš said on Tuesday.

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ČSSD has no reason to replace Poche with another candidate now

ČTK |
27 Jun 2018

The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) can see no reason for replacing their candidate for foreign minister, Miroslav Poche, with another candidate even though President Milos Zeman refuses to appoint Poche as minister, CSSD leader Jan Hamacek said on Tuesday.

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More ministries to be involved in economic diplomacy

Radio Prague |
26 June 2018

The ministries of transport, health and environment should be more involved in Czech economic diplomacy in the future, deputy foreign minister Miloslav Stašek said at an annual meeting of economic diplomats in Prague on Monday.

Czech president to appoint new cabinet on Wednesday

U.S. News & World Report/Reuters |
26 June 2018

Czech President Milos Zeman will appoint members of a new cabinet on Wednesday following eight months of political instability after last October's election, a spokesman for the president said on Monday.

Zeman and Babis seemingly at odds over Poche nomination

Radio Prague |
25 June 2018

President Miloš Zeman says that the Social Democrats' nominee for minister of foreign affairs, Miroslav Poche, has not been proposed to him as a cabinet member by the prime designate, Andrej Babiš of ANO. The president said in an interview on Sunday that there had been a blank space by foreign affairs in a list of ministerial candidates he received from Mr. Babiš.

Zeman to meet ministerial nominees, receive list from Babis

Radio Prague |
25 June 2018

President Miloš Zeman will on Monday meet ministerial candidates for a government being assembled by ANO leader Andrej Babiš. The head of state will play host at his residence near Prague to several prospective ministers nominated by both ANO and the Social Democrats, who are set to form a two-party minority coalition backed by the Communists on key votes.

Czech president set to appoint new government in coming days

Business Insider/Reuters |
25 June 2018

Czech president Milos Zeman said on Sunday he may appoint a new two-party cabinet on Tuesday or Wednesday following eight months of political instability after last October's election.

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