Sunday, 25 June 2017

Politics

Zaorálek, Štech might be ČSSD candidate for president

ČTK |
26 May 2017

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek or Senate chairman Milan Štech (both Social Democrats, ČSSD) might be the ČSSD candidate for Czech president, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, who is the party's leader, told iDnes.cz news server yesterday. "This is one of the things caused by the conflict with Andrej Babiš and Miloš Zeman," Sobotka said.

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Gazdík to be KDU-ČSL/STAN election leader in Prague

ČTK |
25 May 2017

Mayors and Independents (STAN) chairman Petr Gazdík will lead the joint list of candidates of his movement and the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) in Prague for the October general election, the coalition parties' representatives told reporters yesterday.

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Czech Pirates want to gain 10% in general election

ČTK |
25 May 2017

The Czech Pirate Party would like to gain at least 10 percent of the vote in the October general election, its leader Ivan Bartoš said yesterday when the party launched its election campaign.

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Czechs to send second scientific diplomat to USA

ČTK |
25 May 2017

Luděk Moravec has become the second Czech scientific diplomat and he will work in the USA, Deputy Prime Minister for Science Pavel Bělobrádek and Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek told journalists yesterday.

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Former Czech soldiers, police found movement, backing Zeman

ČTK |
25 May 2017

The new Czech political movement Security, Responsibility, Solidarity (BOS), mainly gathering former soldiers and police officers, wants to take part in the autumn general election, its representatives told journalists yesterday.

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Zeman appoints Pilný finance minister replacing Babiš

ČTK |
25 May 2017

President Miloš Zeman appointed today lawmaker Ivan Pilný as new finance minister replacing Andrej Babiš (both ANO) whose dismissal PM Bohuslav Sobotka proposed to Zeman on May 5.

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Poll: Social Democrats losing popularity

ČTK |
25 May 2017

The government crisis, that ended with the naming of the new finance minister, Ivan Pilný (ANO), caused the popularity of Social Democrats (ČSSD) to lose 4%, falling to the current 14 percent as against April, according to a poll conducted by the Median agency and released yesterday.

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PM welcomes Zeman's decision to sack Babiš

ČTK |
24 May 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) welcomes President Miloš Zeman's decision to dismiss Andrej Babiš from the government and appoint Ivan Pilný (both ANO) as a new finance minister, he told reporters yesterday.

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Zeman to sack Babiš, appoint Pilný today

ČTK |
24 May 2017

President Miloš Zeman will dismiss Deputy PM and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš from the government and appoint Ivan Pilný (both ANO) as a new finance minister on Wednesday, Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told reporters yesterday.

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Babiš threatens to take PM to court over slander

ČTK |
24 May 2017

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) today threatened Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) with a lawsuit unless he ceases to publicly suspecting him of tax evasion and abuse of the Financial Administration, with which he justified Babiš's dismissal.

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