Thursday, 19 October 2017
Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) can markedly slow down its fall if it manages well its campaign before the October general election, which will be not little in the context of Europe where the socialists are not faring well, Pavel Saradin writes in Lidove noviny (LN) on Wednesday.

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The Europeans are mainly missing readiness and the will to maintain unity face to face with a threat, whether it is represented by the sly and experienced Russia, or the treacherous Islamic State organisation, Martin Ehl writes in the Czech daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

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All are losing in the Czech government crisis, but the biggest loser is democracy, Slovak daily Dennik N. reported yesterday, adding that President Miloš Zeman and ANO head Andrej Babiš emerged from it weakened, but their chance to recover the loss is higher than PM Bohuslav Sobotka's.

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President Miloš Zeman is a representative of the Bolshevik revival who managed to rise to power in the country, although many people believed that the hardline Communists cannot succeed in the Czech Republic anymore, Marek Švehla writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

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The Czech Social Democrats (ČSSD) may not win the October general election, yet their chairman and current PM Bohuslav Sobotka may end up as the prime minister of an anti-Babiš coalition, which does not look like a defeat of which some speak, Jiří Pehe writes in daily Právo Saturday.

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Czech PM and Social Democrat (CSSD) head Bohuslav Sobotka has emerged better than expected from the government crisis, which seems to be ending now, but still its outcome is not very favourable for him ahead of the October general election, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Thursday.

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Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) would be a candidate of not only left-wing voters but of all democrats if he decided to run against Miloš Zeman, the incumbent head of state, in the 2018 presidential election, Alexandr Mitrofanov wrote in Právo on Wednesday.

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The interests of the Czech political newcomer Andrej Babiš, ANO head, deputy prime minister and finance minister, and an experienced politician, President Miloš Zeman, have again met after years, Ondřej Kundra wrote in Respekt.

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The current political crisis may have a crucial impact on the lineup of the next Czech government since the recent criticism of Finance Minister Andrej Babis in the Chamber of Deputies resulted in a strong condemnation of the ANO movement, Erik Tabery writes in weekly Respekt out on Monday.

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The current Czech government crisis can most benefit the junior ruling Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), and this may apply in the long term, Jaroslav Veis writes in daily Lidove noviny (LN) on Friday.

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Six different scenarios may follow Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka's decision to hand in his cabinet's resignation, and President Milos Zeman plays a key role in all except the early election scenario that would require the Chamber of Deputies' self-dissolution, Martin Shabu writes in Lidove noviny (LN) on Wednesday.

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Ivana Zemanova stepped out of the shadows last week when she launched the petition campaign for the presidential candidacy of her husband, incumbent President Miloš Zeman, who is aware that this may improve his public image, Ondřej Kundra wrote in Respekt.

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The decision of Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) to tender resignation of the whole government over the dubious business deals of Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) is a very risky step, political analysts said on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic needs a fresh, charismatic politician who would not only be haggling with the European Union, but who would want to participate in its building, Petr Honzejk writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) on the French presidential election.

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Czech political parties present general visions rather than attractive programs with concrete issues, and their effort may seem ridiculous but it also tells something more important about the atmosphere in Czech society, Petr Kamberský writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) Saturday. The Social Democrats (ČSSD) are seeking Czechia 20+, TOP 09 presented The Vision 2030 and the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) call its long-term programme Czechia 2050, and the amoebic ANO movement's leader Andrej Babiš has "his dream" that is likely to copy the dreams of his voters.