Friday, 1 August 2014

Politics

ANO poll lead put at around 10 percentage points

Radio Prague |
5 June 2014

The ANO party has opened up an almost 10 percent point lead on the second-placed Social Democrats in the opinion polls according to the results of one survey released on Wednesday.

ANO boss Babiš wants to change coalition agreement and bring back hospital fees

Radio Prague |
4 June 2014

The minister of finance, Andrej Babiš of ANO, says he wants to hold talks with coalition partners the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats on reintroducing a fee for overnight hospital stays.

Poll: Dawn would not return to Parliament but Greens would reach threshold

Radio Prague |
30 May 2014

The populist Dawn party would not make it back into Parliament if elections were held now, suggests an opinion poll carried out by the ppm factum agency.

Backing of former TOP 09 supporters helped Free Citizens into European Parliament, finds study

Radio Prague |
28 May 2014

The Free Citizens’ Party – one of six Czech groupings that won seats in the European Parliament in elections last weekend – attracted votes from people who backed TOP 09 in October’s general elections, suggests a study of voting patterns released by the group KohoVolit.eu.

Zeman welcomes Gašparovič on final visit to Prague before leaving office

Radio Prague |
28 May 2014

Prior to leaving office next month, the Slovak president, Ivan Gašparovič, has paid a final visit to his Czech counterpart, Miloš Zeman in Prague.

ANO would gain 33% if Czech election were held in May

Prague Post/ČTK |
28 May 2014

New poll reveals Finance Minister Babiš's movement is hands-down favorite among political parties

Political pundit: most Czechs believe they have no real influence on EU decision-making

Radio Prague |
28 May 2014

The most noteworthy aspect of elections to the European Parliament in the Czech Republic was not who won, but the fact that only 18.2% of the country's eligible voters bothered to take part. Why did Czechs choose to ignore the European elections?

Tomio Okamura: the most dangerous man in the Czech Republic?

By Sam Beckwith | Praguepig.com |
27 May 2014

Is Tomio Okamura the acceptable face of racism in the Czech Republic?

Social Democrat leader: Party damaged by low voter turnout

Radio Prague |
27 May 2014

Prime Minister and Social Democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka said the low turnout had reflected on the party’s performance in the elections.

President congratulates newly-elected Ukrainian leader

Radio Prague |
27 May 2014

President Miloš Zeman has congratulated business tycoon Petro Poroshenko on his emphatic victory in Sunday’s presidential elections in Ukraine.

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