Thursday, 23 November 2017

Politics

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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AfD happy with Babiš's victory in Czech election

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

By choosing Andrej Babis, the Czech Republic has joined the countries that defend themselves against the Brussels policy of refugee redistribution, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) said on Monday.

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Farský to chair STAN deputy group

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

Czech Mayors and Independents' (STAN) MPs agreed on their previous stance not to join a coalition with the winning ANO and they elected Jan Farsky, leader in the weekend general election, their group head at their constituent meeting on Monday, the movement has said in a press release.

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Bělobrádek: KDU-ČSL preparing for opposition role

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) are not considering joining the new cabinet to emerge from last weekend's elections, and they are preparing for the opposition role, their head Pavel Belobradek said on Monday, ruling out their alliance with the election-winning ANO leader Andrej Babis.

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Duka: Election winners did not create Czech freedom

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

Parties and movements that have not contributed to freedom in the Czech Republic in the past 25 years won the weekend parliamentary election, Cardinal and Prague Archbishop Dominik Duka told CTK on Monday.

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Zeman to assign Babiš to negotiate on new gov't next week

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman will assign Andrej Babis, chairman of the election-winning ANO movement, to negotiate about the formation of a new government next week, Babis said after their meeting at the presidential Lany chateau two days after the October 20-21 general election on Monday.

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Babiš regains MP's immunity, attorney to suspend his prosecution

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

The prosecution of ANO leader Andrej Babiš will have to be suspended because he defended his seat in Czech parliament last weekend and the state attorney must ask MPs for his release for prosecution again, Prague Municipal Attorney's Office spokeswoman Štěpánka Zenklová told ČTK on Monday. This applies to ANO deputy chairman Jaroslav Faltýnek as well, she said.

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Free Citizens' Party leadership resigns after Czech elections

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

The leadership of the Party of Free Citizens (SSO), a small Eurosceptic grouping, will resign from their posts after their party failed to enter parliament in the Czech general election held on October 20-21, SSO spokesman Martin Rumler told CTK on Monday.

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