Monday, 22 December 2014

Politics

Coalition slowly taking shape in Prague

Radio Prague |
21 October 2014

ANO, the Social Democrats and the Three-Party Coalition (The Greens, Christian Democrats, STAN) have agreed on key issues in negotiations on a possible coalition at Prague City Hall.

Ruling coalition preserves majority in Parliament’s upper chamber

Radio Prague |
21 October 2014

The Czech centre-left coalition government has conserved a comfortable majority in the Senate after 18 of their candidates won seats in the upper chamber of Parliament over the weekend. Among ideas agreed, is the construction of a new “D” metro line.

Coalition parties win 18 seats in Senate elections to maintain majority

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Three parties in the country's centre-left coalition won 18 out of 27 seats up for grabs in the Senate elections. The coalition will enjoy a majority of 46 in the 81-member upper chamber of Parliament. The Social Democrats clinched 10 seats, the ANO movement four, and the Christian Democrats four.

Analysts: Senate elections a 'win' for ruling coalition

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Political analysts are characterizing the elections to the Czech Senate as mainly a win for the country's ruling coalition.

Pehe: Christian Democrats in good position to become main right-wing party

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Analysts also see the Senate results as strong confirmation that the Christian Democrats have returned as a significant political force.

Schwarzenberg admits changes needed in TOP 09

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

The head of TOP 09, Karel Schwarzenberg, has reflected on his party's failure to win a single seat in the Senate elections.

President suggests candidates' personalities, not political affiliation, were important for voters

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman maintains that candidates' personalities rather than political affiliation played a deciding role in the second round of the Senate elections.

TOP 09 leaders in Prague quit party

Radio Prague |
16 October 2014

Prague Mayor Tomáš Hudeček of the TOP 09 party, and the head of the group's Prague organization, Jiří Vávra, have both quit the party. The officials, who have become bitter rivals, offered their resignations just days after the party failed to win local elections in Prague, and will most likely lose the post of the mayor for the next four-year term.

Pirates become biggest political party in local Czech election

TorrentFreak |
16 October 2014

The Czech Pirate Party has booked several surprise wins in the local elections. The party gathered 5.3% of the total vote in the capital city of Prague and became the biggest political party in Mariánské lázně, with 21%. As a result, there is a good chance that the city may soon have a Pirate mayor.

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.

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