Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Politics

Zeman to meet ministerial nominees, receive list from Babis

Radio Prague |
25 June 2018

President Miloš Zeman will on Monday meet ministerial candidates for a government being assembled by ANO leader Andrej Babiš. The head of state will play host at his residence near Prague to several prospective ministers nominated by both ANO and the Social Democrats, who are set to form a two-party minority coalition backed by the Communists on key votes.

Czech president set to appoint new government in coming days

Business Insider/Reuters |
25 June 2018

Czech president Milos Zeman said on Sunday he may appoint a new two-party cabinet on Tuesday or Wednesday following eight months of political instability after last October's election.

Babiš to reveal ministerial nominees on Friday

Radio Prague |
22 June 2018

Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš of ANO plans to announce on Friday afternoon the names of nominees for a minority government he is attempting to form with the Social Democrats. On the same day President Miloš Zeman is due to hold a meeting with the Social Democrats' candidate for foreign minister, Miroslav Poche, who both Mr. Zeman and the ANO leader are opposed to.

Attention centres on Zeman-Poche meeting as coalition saga drags on

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

The saga over the formation of a new government continues, with all eyes now on a planned meeting later this week between President Zeman and Miroslav Poche, the Social Democrats' candidate for foreign affairs in a proposed minority coalition with ANO.

Activist and ex-presidential candidate Dr Marek Hilšer announces run for the Senate

Radio Prague |
20 June 2018

Czech doctor and political activist Marek Hilšer first made headlines in 2014, when he and a colleague stripped to the waist at a government press conference to protest Russian aggression towards Ukraine and show support for the EU and Nato. Now he is running for the Senate, to represent Prague districts 2 and 3.

Social Democrat Štěch for pulling out of coalition deal with ANO over Poche

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Senior Social Democrat Milan Štěch says the party should pull out of a deal with ANO to form a coalition if it is broken before it can even come into effect. The speaker of the Senate was responding to ANO leader Andrej Babiš's refusal of the Social Democrats' nominee for the post of foreign minister, Miroslav Poche.

President, KSČM leader openly reject foreign minister nomination

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš presented his proposed new cabinet line-up to the Czech president for approval on Sunday. But the political uncertainty is not over, with the foreign minister nomination proving controversial.

ANO and Social Democrats agree to form coalition government

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

Social Democrat leader Jan Hamáček said on Friday that an internal party-wide referendum had approved forming a coalition government with Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš's ANO movement. Just under 60 per cent of Social Democrats voted in favour of the move.

Social Democrats not to support former leader Jiří Paroubek in Senate elections

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

The Social Democratic Party will not support its former chairman, Jiří Paroubek, in the Senate elections due to take place in the autumn, the party decided on Friday. Mr. Paroubek wanted to run as an independent candidate with the support of the Social Democrats for the Senate seat in the region of the Ostrava region.

Communist Party not to support government with MEP Poche

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

The Czech Communist party will not support the minority government created by PM and ANO party leader Andrej Babiš if the Social Democrats stick to MEP Miroslav Poche as their nominee for the post of foreign minister.

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