Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Politics

Faltýnek: ANO is not offering five ministries to ČSSD

ČTK |
18 Apr 2018

ANO first deputy chairman Jaroslav Faltynek denied on Tuesday the media speculations about ANO offering five ministerial posts to the Social Democrats (CSSD) in their possible coaliton cabinet and an independent expert appointed as the interior minister based on their agreement.

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ODS head: Zeman expects ANO, ČSSD to agree on gov't

ČTK |
18 Apr 2018

President Milos Zeman considers an agreement between the ANO movement of PM Andrej Babis and Social Democrats (CSSD) on their coalition government probable, opposition Civic Democrat (ODS) chairman Petr Fiala said after a meeting with Zeman on Tuesday.

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Pirates leader: Zeman prefers government without extremists

ČTK |
18 Apr 2018

President Milos Zeman now prefers a government without extremists and he considers the option that a caretaker prime minister should be proposed by the Chamber of Deputies unlikely, if not impossible, Pirates leader Ivan Bartos told journalists after meeting Zeman on Tuesday.

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HN: ČSSD abandoning its pro-EU image, switching to populism

ČTK |
17 Apr 2018

The Social Democracy (CSSD) is switching from a democratic and pro-European image to nationalist-tinged populism in order to regain its former voters who now prefer the Communists (KSCM) or the populist ANO and SPD movements, Jan Stetka wrote in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Monday.

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ANO discloses government conditions to ČSSD

ČTK |
17 Apr 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's ANO informed the Social Democrats on what conditions the two parties' government-forming talks could continue at their meeting on Monday, ČSSD leader Jan Hamáček said after the meeting.

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Pirate leader to ask Zeman whether he will skip Babiš

ČTK |
16 Apr 2018

The Pirates leader, Ivan Bartos, wants to ask President Milos Zeman on Tuesday whether he will entrust a different person than Prime Minister Andrej Babis with forming a government, Bartos told Czech Television (CT) on Sunday.

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Zeman: Government will be formed by June

ČTK |
16 Apr 2018

The Czech government will be certainly formed at the second try by the end of June, President Milos Zeman told journalists on Sunday.

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Poll: Most Czechs for government not to be headed by Babiš

ČTK |
16 Apr 2018

Three-fifths of Czechs are of the view that President Miloš Zeman should assign to form the government someone else than Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), according to a poll conducted by the Median agency whose results were released by Czech Television on Sunday.

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PM Babiš wants deal on ministries this week in renewed gov't talks

Reuters |
16 April 2018

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday he was aiming for an agreement on which ministries each party will control in the coming week as he restarts talks with the Social Democrats on a potential coalition government.

ANO party wants new shot at center-left coalition to avoid far-right

Reuters |
13 April 2018

The Czech ruling ANO party agreed on Thursday to restart negotiations with the center-left Social Democrats to form a new government to avoid a deal involving an anti-European far-right party.

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