Monday, 24 April 2017

Politics

Christian Democrats approve election coalition with STAN

ČTK |
20 Mar 2017

The Christian Democrats (KDÚ-ČSL) will run in the autumn Czech general election in a coalition with the Mayors and Independents (STAN), the party decided on Saturday by a narrow majority of the vote.

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Real estate firm owner Morcinek to head ANO's election campaign

ČTK |
17 Mar 2017

Petr Morcinek, who owns the M&M Reality estate firm, will be the chief manager of the Czech government ANO movement's campaign ahead of the October general election, ANO spokesman Vladimir Vorechovsky told CTK on Thursday, adding that the ANO board has approved Morcinek's nomination.

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Christian Democrats, STAN to discuss election coalition

ČTK |
16 Mar 2017

Representatives of the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and Mayors and Independents (STAN) will discuss the creation of a coalition for the autumn election to the Chamber of Deputies in Lipnice nad Sazavou, east Bohemia, on Friday and Saturday, STAN leader Petr Gazdik told CTK on Wednesday.

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LN: Zeman's team for election campaign being formed

ČTK |
16 Mar 2017

A team to help President Milos Zeman with the campaign for his re-election is likely to be formed around Martin Nejedly, his chief adviser, and other members of the extra-parliamentary Citizens' Rights Party (SPO) of Zeman's supporters, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Wednesday.

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Deputy PM: Babiš wants bonds taxed to solve own trouble

ČTK |
15 Mar 2017

Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) wants to amend a law additionally imposing a tax on one-crown bonds in order to resolve his personal problem, Deputy Prime Minister Pavel Belobradek (Christian Democrats, KDU-CSL) told journalists on Tuesday.

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ČSSD leader Sobotka aims to win autumn elections despite polls placing ANO ahead

Radio Prague |
14 March 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka stood for re-election of the Social Democrats at the party's congress at the weekend and received 67% support from delegates, a somewhat lukewarm result given that he ran unopposed.

Sobotka: ČSSD not to cooperate with parties opposed to NATO

ČTK |
13 Mar 2017

The Czech senior government Social Democratic Party (CSSD) will not cooperate on government level with parties which reject NATO and EU membership, the new party leadership has agreed, Bohuslav Sobotka said on Saturday after a two-day CSSD congress that re-elected him chairman on Friday.

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Czech president wants to get re-elected without campaign

Daily Mail/AP |
13 March 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman says he is offering continuity and is not planning any campaign ahead of next year's presidential elections.

PM Sobotka: Babiš is not socially-sensitive billionaire

ČTK |
13 Mar 2017

Czech ANO head Andrej Babis is not a socially-sensitive billionaire, but man who does not like democracy, Prime Minister and Social Democrat (CSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka said in his nomination speech before the election of a new CSSD chairman on Friday.

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Sobotka defends Social Democrat head's post with 67%

ČTK |
13 Mar 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka was re-elected chairman of the Social Democratic Party at the party's congress winning 67% of the vote on Friday, according to the official election results. Sobotka was supported by 460 congress delegates, while 201 voted against him in a secret ballot and 26 ballot papers were invalid. Sobotka has been heading the ČSSD since 2011.

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