Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Politics

Some South Moravia representatives shun meeting with Zeman

ČTK |
30 May 2017

A part of South Moravia regional assembly members did not welcome President Milos Zeman on his visit to the regional body where he started a three-day tour of the region on Monday, saying they do not agree with his behaviour.

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ANO would win elections, KDU-ČSL and STAN would fail, poll suggests

ČTK |
30 May 2017

The government ANO movement would win a general election with 28.5 percent now, followed by the Social Democrats (CSSD) with 17 percent, while both parties lost supporters after a recent government crisis, according to an election model of the Focus agency released on Monday.

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Sobotka's opponent Zimola not to run in autumn elections

ČTK |
30 May 2017

Former South Bohemia governor Jiří Zimola said on Monday he would not run for Social Democrats (ČSSD) in the autumn elections to the Chamber of Deputies. Zimola made the decision after a meeting of the party's regional committee on Monday.

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Christian Democrats aiming high in the autumn general elections

Radio Prague |
30 May 2017

The Christian Democratic Party is gearing up for the autumn general elections. At the party's weekend conference in Prague, its leader Pavel Bělobrádek was re-elected by a strong majority and won approval for an election coalition with the grouping of Mayors and Independents, presenting the alliance as a guarantor of strength, democracy and security in the turbulent and often murky waters of Czech politics.

No woman included in new KDU-ČSL leadership

ČTK |
29 May 2017

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) have no woman in their new leadership since MEP Zuzana Roithova was replaced by Culture Minister Daniel Herman, while the three other regular deputy heads defended their posts at the party's election congress on Saturday.

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KDU-ČSL wants to change Czech election system

ČTK |
29 May 2017

The congress of the Christian Democratic Union (KDU-ČSL) on Sunday called on the party's leadership to try to amend the election law so that the thresholds that coalition of parties must cross to enter parliament are lowered.

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HN: ANO head Babiš launches strong face-to-face campaign

ČTK |
26 May 2017

ANO movement leader Andrej Babiš, who was dismissed as finance minister on Wednesday, will make use of the free time he will now enjoy to meet people across the country and persuade them to vote for ANO in the October general election, daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) reported yesterday.

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Reflex: ANO head hard to be fought with democratic principles

ČTK |
26 May 2017

Former Czech finance minister Andrej Babiš, leader of the ANO movement, and communism are difficult to fight with the means of parliamentary democracy, Bohumil Pecinka writes in weekly Reflex out yesterday.

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ČSSD's criticises Czech draft 2018 budget prepared by Babiš

ČTK |
26 May 2017

The draft Czech state budget for 2018, which finance minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) presented before leaving the post on Wednesday, is hastily-made, omits billions worth of necessary expenditures and needs to be changed, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) said yesterday.

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Zaorálek, Štech might be ČSSD candidate for president

ČTK |
26 May 2017

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek or Senate chairman Milan Štech (both Social Democrats, ČSSD) might be the ČSSD candidate for Czech president, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, who is the party's leader, told iDnes.cz news server yesterday. "This is one of the things caused by the conflict with Andrej Babiš and Miloš Zeman," Sobotka said.

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