Monday, 16 July 2018

Politics

Okamura re-elected SPD leader for another three years

ČTK |
16 Jul 2018

Czech lower house deputy chairman Tomio Okamura defended his post of the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) chairman at the election conference on Saturday and he will lead the movement for another three years, SDP deputy chairman Radim Fiala has said.

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Poll: ANO would win elections in June

ČTK |
13 Jul 2018

PM Andrej Babiš's ANO would win the elections with 31 percent of the vote, if held in June, and the Civic Democrats (ODS) and the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) would see their gains slightly rise as against the May election model, according to a CVVM public opinion poll released on Thursday.

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Babiš not to apologise for insults in parliament

ČTK |
13 Jul 2018

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) does not intend to apologise TOP 09 leader Miroslav Kalousek for having called him a drunkard and thief during the debate preceding the vote of confidence on Thursday, Babis told journalists on Thursday.

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Analyst: Babiš's coalition gov't "more stable than it seems"

Radio Prague |
13 July 2018

Nine months after the general elections, the Czech Republic finally has a government – albeit a minority cabinet that is still short one minister, and, far more controversially, the first since 1989 to cooperate with the Communists.

Zeman backs government before confidence vote

ČTK |
12 Jul 2018

President Miloš Zeman supported the second government of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš before the vote of confidence in the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday. Zeman expressed the hope that the deputies would vote the confidence in the government.

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PM Babiš introduces ANO-ČSSD gov't programme to deputies

ČTK |
12 Jul 2018

The policy statement of the new Czech cabinet of ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) is very good and corresponds to the situation in the country, PM Andrej Babis (ANO) told the Chamber of Deputies before its vote of confidence in his cabinet on Wednesday.

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ODS leader: Babiš's government politically dangerous

ČTK |
12 Jul 2018

The government of Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO), which has come to ask the Czech Chamber of Deputies for confidence, poses a political danger and is a politically unknown terrain, the leader of the opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS), Petr Fiala, said in the debate on Wednesday.

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Rally staged outside parliament against gov't backed by Communists

ČTK |
12 Jul 2018

A crowd of several hundred people demonstrated against a cabinet of ANO and the Social Democrats to be backed by the Communists near the building of the Czech Chamber of Deputies where a vote of confidence was held on Wednesday.

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Opposition warns of Babiš's cabinet, Communists hail it

ČTK |
12 Jul 2018

The government of Andrej Babiš (ANO) supported by the Communists has opened the door to a semi-presidential system and "Babiš's democracy" in the Czech Republic, representatives of the centre-right opposition parties told reporters after the confidence vote on Wednesday. Part of the opposition is of the view that the Czech Republic existing since 1993 thereby ended.

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Czech PM Babiš wins vote of confidence for new Cabinet

Reuters |
12 July 2018

The Czech lower house of parliament gave its backing early on Thursday for a new, center-left minority Cabinet led by billionaire Andrej Babiš, ending his nearly nine-month struggle to secure a parliamentary majority, an unofficial vote count showed.

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