Sunday, 19 November 2017

Politics

Kalousek not to defend TOP 09 chairmanship

ČTK |
25 Oct 2017

Miroslav Kalousek will not be defending the post of the conservative TOP 09's chairman at its November congress, he announced at a meeting of the party leadership on Tuesday in reaction to its poor results in the October 20-21 general election. TOP 09 gained only 5.3% of the vote, compared to 12% in the previous election to lower house four years ago.

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Faltýnek re-elected ANO deputy group's chairman

ČTK |
25 Oct 2017

ANO first deputy chairman Jaroslav Faltynek was re-elected the head of the movement's deputy group, the strongest in the new Czech Chamber of Deputies, at the ANO MPs' first meeting after the weekend general election on Tuesday, according to CTK sources.

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ANO, ČSSD, KSČM agree on cooperation in Central Bohemia

ČTK |
25 Oct 2017

ANO, the Social Democrats (CSSD) and Communists (KSCM) have signed agreement on cooperation in the Central Bohemia Region's leadership, having 35 seats in the 55-seat assembly, while Jaroslava Pokorna Jermanova (ANO) remains regional governor, she told reporters on Tuesday.

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Babiš: ANO not to field candidate in presidential election

ČTK |
25 Oct 2017

The Czech ANO movement will not field its own candidate in the direct presidential election due in January, its chairman Andrej Babis said on Tuesday, adding that ANO is not debating the issue now but prefers focusing on the setup of the newly-elected lower house of parliament.

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President summons new Chamber to meet on November 20

ČTK |
25 Oct 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman called the meeting of the Chamber of Deputies in its new lineup for Monday, November 20, his spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK on Tuesday.

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Czech politicians reject Okamura's call for state-run ČRo, ČT

ČTK |
25 Oct 2017

Political leaders of several Czech parties on Tuesday rejected the opinion of Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) leader Tomio Okamura that the public Czech Television (CT) and Czech Radio (CRo) should be turned into state institutions so that their financing can be more supervised.

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Kalousek: TOP 09 against ANO's nominee for lower house head

ČTK |
25 Oct 2017

TOP 09 leaders told their counterparts from the election-winning ANO that TOP 09 will not back ANO's candidate for the post of lower house chairman, and that it will not join a government of ANO, TOP 09 head Miroslav Kalousek said after a TOP 09-ANO meeting on Tuesday.

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ANO not to let ODS to fill seat of lower house head

ČTK |
25 Oct 2017

The Czech election-winning ANO movement will not let the runner-up Civic Democrats (ODS) fill the post of the Chamber of Deputies chairman, ANO and ODS representatives said after their meeting on Tuesday, adding that the two parties' possible government cooperation was not on the agenda.

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More women elected to lower house than four years ago

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

Forty-four women were elected to the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Czech parliament, in the October 20-21 election, which is five more that four years ago and the same as their so far record high number in 2010, according to statistical data.

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Sanctions may be lifted - Russian press after Czech election

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

The pressure to lift sanctions against Russia will increase and Czech-EU relations may be complicated after ANO won the weekend election to the Czech Chamber of Deputies, Russian papers wrote on Monday.

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