Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Politics

Forum 50% poll: Most Czechs want more women in politics

ČTK |
26 Mar 2015

Fifty-nine percent of Czechs, or 72 percent of women and 44 percent of men, share the view that the representation of women on the domestic political scene is not sufficient, according to a CVVM poll carried out for Forum 50% group promoting equal opportunities of men and women.

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Dawn chairman Okamura expelled from deputies' group

ČTK |
25 Mar 2015

The opposition Dawn movement lawmakers expelled Dawn chairman Tomio Okamura and his ally Radim Fiala from the Dawn deputies' group on Tuesday.

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Poll: Trust in president increases

ČTK |
23 Mar 2015

Trust in President Milos Zeman increased by 3 percentage points over the past month and is 47 percent now, which is slightly higher than the trust people have in the centre-left government of Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD), according to the latest CVVM poll.

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Babiš's ANO keeps position of most popular Czech party

ČTK |
20 Mar 2015

The centrist ANO movement of Finance Minister Andrej Babis would remain the most popular Czech party and win 33 percent of the vote, followed by the Social Democrats (CSSD) of PM Bohuslav Sobotka with 26 percent, if elections were held now, according to a CVVM poll released Thursday.

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PM, president have foreign policy talks on Wednesday

ČTK |
18 Mar 2015

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) and President Milos Zeman will discuss foreign and security policies at Prague Castle on Wednesday, the government spokesman Martin Ayrer told CTK Tuesday.

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Gov't raises municipal politicians' salaries by 3.5%

ČTK |
17 Mar 2015

The Czech government raised Monday the salaries of regional governors, their deputies, mayors and their deputies, members of town councils and paid self-rule members by 3.5 percent as from April 1, according to information by the cabinet's press department.

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Political analyst: Social Democrats should be more vocal in pointing out potential risks for democracy

Radio Prague |
17 March 2015

The weekend conference of the Social Democratic Party bolstered the position of party leader Bohuslav Sobotka, approved new party statues and sharpened hostilities between the two strongest parties in government –the Social Democrats and Andrej Babiš' ANO party.

Social Democrats make thinly-veiled attack on ANO in congress resolution

Radio Prague |
16 March 2015

The Social Democrats have made a thinly-veiled attack on their ANO coalition partners in a programme resolution passed at a party congress in Prague on Saturday. The document states that the Czech Republic's system of democracy cannot be the subject of manipulation by rich oligarchs who own and control companies, the media and political groupings.

Tejc: ČSSD head Sobotka wins absolute power, responsibility

ČTK |
16 Mar 2015

Re-elected Social Democrat (CSSD) leader Bohuslav Sobotka, whose new leadership as exactly as he wanted it to be, gained absolute power in the party but also the absolute responsibility," Jeronym Tejc, who failed to be elected first deputy chairman, told CTK Saturday.

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Analysts: Sobotka has firm control over ČSSD

ČTK |
16 Mar 2015

Bohuslav Sobotka, who was re-elected Social Democrat (ČSSD) chairman, has firm control over the party, but he did not fully eliminate the group that organised a coup against him after the election in late 2013, according to political analysts addressed by ČTK.

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