Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Politics

Brief profiles of Zeman's close collaborators Mynář, Nejedlý

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

Brief profiles of Czech Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynar and President Milos Zeman's close aide Martin Nejedly, from which Zeman should distance himself before the presidential runoff according to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.

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Two Drahoš-Zeman TV duels planned before presidential runoff

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

The public Czech Television (CT) plans to broadcast a live presidential duel between Milos Zeman and Jiri Drahos on January 25, one day before the runoff, and the Prima TV is preparing another duel of the two rivals.

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More than 45% of Czechs abroad voted for Jiří Drahoš

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

More than 45 percent of Czechs abroad voted for Jiří Drahoš in the first round of presidential elections. Pavel Fischer finished second with over 20 percent of the vote, followed by Marek Hilšer with more than 11 percent.

Jiří Drahoš: a man with the right chemistry to be Czech president?

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

With his pro-NATO and pro-European views and reserved manners, Drahoš stands in stark contrast to the current head of state. In his programme he promises to respect the Constitution, to promote family and education and to re-open Prague Castle to the public.

Prague the only Czech region where Drahoš beats Zeman

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

Prague is the only region of the Czech Republic where former Sciences Academy head Jiri Drahos won in the first round of the presidential election, gaining 35 percent of the vote from 216,167 Praguers, according to the final results that the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) released on Saturday.

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Drahoš needs to win half of votes gained by other candidates

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

Jiri Drahos, Sciences Academy former head who advanced to the Czech presidential runoff, may replace Milos Zeman as president if he wins at least half of the votes that were received in the first round by the four unsuccessful candidates who supported him on Saturday, according to CTK.

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PM Babiš: Zeman should sack office head Mynář, aide Nejedlý

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

President Milos Zeman should get rid of Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynar and his close aide Martin Nejedly and he should explain controversial cases from past five years of his presidency to the public, Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told Prima TV on Sunday.

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Petr Fiala re-elected chairman of right-wing ODS

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

The Czech Civic Democrat (ODS) congress re-elected Petr Fiala to the post the party's chairman on Saturday. This result was expected as nobody else was running for chairman at the congress held three months after the general election.

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ODS congress supports Drahoš before presidential runoff

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

The Civic Democrats (ODS), the strongest Czech right-wing party, supports academic Jiri Drahos in the runoff in which he will for the presidential post with Milos Zeman who is defending it, the ODS congress declared on Sunday.

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Survey: Drahoš wins 13 percent of former Zeman's voters

ČTK |
15 Jan 2018

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos won over one seventh of the voters who had supported President Milos Zeman in the presidential runoff in 2013, according to a survey by Kantar TNS and Median agencies the results of which public Czech Television (CT) released on Sunday.

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