Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Politics

TOP 09 to be in opposition, says leader

ČTK |
23 Oct 2017

The conservative TOP 09 will be in opposition after the election to the Czech Chamber of Deputies, party leader Miroslav Kalousek told journalists after its results showing that it was heavily defeated were announced on Saturday.

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Pirate Party head rules out cooperation with SPD, KSČM, ANO

ČTK |
23 Oct 2017

Czech Pirates leader Ivan Bartos ruled out on Saturday post-election cooperation with the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) of Tomio Okamura, the Communists (KSCM) and the winning ANO due to its chairman Andrej Babis and deputy head Jaroslav Faltynek being prosecuted over a subsidy fraud.

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Stropnický resigns as Green Party head after election fiasco

ČTK |
23 Oct 2017

Matej Stropnicky, 34, announced on Saturday that he would immediately resign as leader of the Czech Green Party that gained under 1.5 percent in the general election, according to preliminary results.

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Zeman to charge Babiš with forming new government

ČTK |
23 Oct 2017

President Miloš Zeman will name ANO's Andrej Babiš the new prime minister, Zeman said in an interview with the site Blesk.cz on Sunday. He said he would change his mind only if Babiš were not interested in the prime minister's post.

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Gazdik: STAN refuses to cooperate with ANO

ČTK |
23 Oct 2017

Andrej Babis, leader of the winning ANO movement, has been trying to persuade the Mayors and Independents (STAN) to cooperate with him in a coalition, but in vain, Czech STAN chairman Petr Gazdik told reporters after a one-hour meeting with Babis on Sunday.

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Hacker's attack causes Czech election website collapse

ČTK |
23 Oct 2017

A hacker's attack caused collapses of the Czech Statistical Office's websites on Saturday after the general election ended, but it did not affect the transfer and processing of the election results, the CSU announced in a press release on Sunday.

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ANO begin meeting other parties but way forward unclear

Radio Prague |
23 October 2017

ANO have begun speaking to other groupings, but with so many parties cool on cooperating with Andrej Babiš a way forward seems elusive.

2017 elections spell shake-up for Czech politics

Radio Prague |
23 October 2017

The political map has been redrawn with elections that have seen ANO triumph, Okamura and the Pirates score big and the Social Democrats collapse. ANO came first in every single region in the country and have 78 mandates in the 200-seat lower house. If they entered into government with the Civic Democrats (with 25) they would not require the traditional third coalition partner.

Anti-immigrant forces gain ground in Europe

Politico |
23 October 2017

Czechs this weekend elected a new prime minister who heaps scorn on the European Union and says his country shouldn't have to accept a single refugee. Germany just sent a radical far-right party to parliament for the first time since the days of Adolf Hitler. And Austrians last weekend gave the anti-immigrant Freedom Party its biggest share of the vote since 1999.

Czechs tipped to join populist surge in Europe by electing billionaire

The Guardian |
20 October 2017

Czech Republic is poised to join Europe's lurch towards anti-establishment populism by electing as its prime minister a controversial billionaire who faces criminal fraud charges and accusations of communist-era secret police links.

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