Monday, 24 November 2014

Politics

PM expresses regret over Babiš' disinterest in coalitions in Ostrava and Brno

Radio Prague |
14 October 2014

The prime minister and head of the Social Democratic Party Bohuslav Sobotka has expressed regret over statements by ANO leader Andrej Babiš suggesting that the ANO movement was not interested in forming coalitions with the Social Democrats in the cities of Brno and Ostrava, that would have mirrored cooperation between the two parties at the national level.

Established parties take back seat in local elections

Radio Prague |
14 October 2014

Negotiations on the formation of local councils are being held around the country in the wake of the weekend elections. The outcome has led many to consider whether the established parties are losing their grip on Czech politics.

Independent groups win in local elections

Radio Prague |
13 October 2014

In the municipal elections, various local groups of independent candidates are leading with all districts now counted in. Among the established political parties, Christian Democrats have won, followed by the Social Democrats and the Communist Party.

Voter turnout in municipal and Senate elections around 40 percent

Radio Prague |
13 October 2014

Polling stations around the Czech Republic closed at 2 PM on Saturday, ending municipal elections and the first round of voting for the Czech Senate. Nearly 50 percent of eligible voters have cast their ballots in the municipal elections, and a litle over forty percent showed up at the Senate elections.

Proportion of women in local politics slightly increases

Radio Prague |
13 October 2014

The proportion of women in local politics has slightly increased after the recent communal elections, from 26 to 27 percent, according to the analysis released by Forum 50 %, which promotes the equal representation of women in politics.

Billionaire's party extends sway in Czech municipal vote

Bloomberg |
13 October 2014

Billionaire Finance Minister Andrej Babis's party strengthened its sway over Czech politics after winning municipal elections in most of the country's large cities. Babis, the second-richest Czech, and his ANO party won municipal ballots in 9 of 13 regional capitals three years after entering politics with a goal to displace traditional leaders he deemed inept. ANO won 22 percent of the vote in Prague, beating the opposition TOP09 party.

President Zeman to visit China

Radio Prague |
10 October 2014

President Milos Zeman is to pay a state visit to China from October 23 -27th, the Office of the President said in a statement to the press on Thursday.

President Zeman compres situation in Ukraine to Spanish Civil War

Radio Prague |
10 October 2014

Speaking to journalists in Leipzig on Thursday, President Zeman compared the situation in Ukraine to the Spanish Civil War.

New bill to introduce strict gambling regulation

Radio Prague |
10 October 2014

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš has unveiled details of a bill introducing strict regulation of gambling in the Czech Republic.

New regional development minister appointed

Radio Prague |
9 October 2014

President Zeman on Wednesday appointed Karla Šlechtová the minister for regional development.

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