Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Politics

KSČM chief criticizes Zeman, says gov't is fulfilling Communist’s demands

Prague Daily Monitor |
1 Oct 2018

Communist party chief Vojtech Filip told television host Vaclav Moravec on Czech Television over the weekend that President Milos Zeman's invitation to Czech-German right-wing AFD MP Petr Bystron to visit Prague castle with Steve Bannon was against Czech national interest. Filip said that this was due to the AFD's rejection of the Benes Decrees.

ANO would win polls, TOP 09 wouldn't make it to parliament

Prague Daily Monitor |
1 Oct 2018

The latest Kantar TNS polls for Czech Television once again confirm ANO's dominance on the Czech political scene as 29.5% of voters indicate that they would vote for PM Andrej Babis' party, if polls were held now.

City Hall race is tight in Prague

Prague TV |
26 September 2018

The Civic Democrats (ODS) would win in the municipal elections, followed by the Pirates and ANO, according to a recent STEM / MARK poll. A different resent poll by SANEP had a much closer race with ANO winning, the Pirates second and ODS third.

Parliament committee doesn't recommend lifting MP Zdeněk Ondráček's immunity

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Sep 2018

On Tuesday, the Mandate and Immunity Committee of the Chamber of Deputies voted against lifting Communist MP Zdeněk Ondráček's immunity in the defamation case filed against him by former Presidential candidate Michal Horáček. Ondráček accused Horáček of being a collaborator with the secret police (STB) under the previous Communist regime.

Pirates win student mock city elections

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Sep 2018

The Pirate Party won mock city elections held at various Prague middle schools, on Monday and Tuesday. The elections were organised by the One Word in Schools project, which is part of People in Need, the largest Czech NGO.

In Czech elections, Pirate Party eyes Prague mayor's seat

WTOP |
25 September 2018

If voter Mikolas Moravec has his way the next mayor of the Czech capital city of Prague will be a pirate. Like a lot of young Czechs, Moravec, a 30-year-old aspiring soccer scout, has grown dissatisfied with the scandal-laden political establishment that has been around since the end of communism nearly 30 years ago.

Maláčová: Government will seek consensus to pass budget

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Sep 2018

Jana Malacova (CSSD), Minister for Labour and Social Affairs told Television Prima, that the ruling coalition would seek support to pass the budget bill for 2019. She added that ANO and CSSD would probably work with the Communists (KSCM) to do so.

Petříček's nomination as FM should not be a problem

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Sep 2018

Jan Chvojka who is the parliamentary leader of the ČSSD, told television host Václav Moravec on his show on Czech Television over the weekend, that President Miloš Zeman had agreed to sign off on Tomáš Petříček's nomination as foreign minister.

Bizarre election campaign videos circulate on social media as municipal elections approach

Brno Daily |
24 September 2018

The campaign videos of candidates for the upcoming regional elections have caught the public interest and sparked a lot of debate on social media.

Which parties are running in Brno's municipal elections

Brno Daily |
21 September 2018

The fast-approaching elections (Oct.5-6) will decide the members of local councils in the city's 29 districts and of Brno City Council, which has 55 members. EU nationals residing in the Czech Republic with temporary or permanent residence and registered to their local electoral roll are eligible to vote in communal elections.

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