Monday, 19 February 2018

Politics

Lower house to vote on PM Babiš's prosecution on Friday

ČTK |
18 Jan 2018

The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Czech parliament, will deal with the release of PM Andrej Babis (ANO) and ANO first deputy head Jaroslav Faltynek for prosecution on Friday, deputies decided on Wednesday, approving the ANO group's proposal.

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Poll: Most failed candidates' voters preferring Drahoš

ČTK |
18 Jan 2018

Roughly three-quarters of Czechs who cast their votes for the unsuccessful candidates in the first round of the presidential election are ready to vote for Jiri Drahos in the second round, according to the latest poll released on Wednesday.

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Babiš's minority government resigns

ČTK |
18 Jan 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's minority cabinet approved its resignation on Wednesday as it did not gain confidence in the Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday and it will rule until a new cabinet is appointed, Babiš said. Babiš wants to have a personal meeting with Zeman. Zeman is expected to entrust Babiš with forming a new cabinet. The talks with other parties have already started. "Social Democrats look like being ready for the negotiations," Babiš said.

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ANO, ČSSD start negotiating about possible next government

ČTK |
18 Jan 2018

The ANO movement and the Social Democrats (CSSD) plan to keep negotiating about their programmes and possible cooperation after the general election, their leaders told journalists on Wednesday, shortly after the minority government of ANO leader Andrej Babis approved its resignation.

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Disinformation on Drahoš, Zeman spreads before runoff vote

ČTK |
18 Jan 2018

Various disinformation is being intentionally spread about former Academy of Sciences head Jiri Drahos and incumbent Czech President Milos Zeman on social networks before the presidential runoff that will be held in ten days.

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Committee recommends to release PM Babiš for prosecution

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

The lower house mandate and immunity committee recommended on Tuesday that the Chamber of Deputies plenary session release PM and ANO leader Andrej Babiš and ANO first deputy head Jaroslav Faltýnek for prosecution in the Čapí hnízdo case, according to ČTK sources.

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Opposition leader: Lost confidence vote is Babiš's defeat

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

The leaders of the Czech right-wing and centrist opposition parties sharply criticised Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) after his minority government lost the confidence vote in the Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday when no MP from any of the eight other parties voted in its support.

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SPD movement is ready to talk with Babiš about coalition gov't

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

The Czech Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement is ready to negotiate about the programme, ministries and a ruling coalition within the second attempt to form a government, SPD deputy head Radim Fiala said after ANO's minority cabinet lost the confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday.

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Pirate Party challenges Babiš's takeover of Agrofert

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš took over the now giant Agrofert concern under suspicious circumstances at a time when he was a manager of this state-controlled firm, Pirate lower house group's head Jakub Michálek said on Tuesday, but Babiš dismissed this in parliament.

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PM Babiš loses confidence vote

Aljazeera.com |
17 January 2018

Czech PM Andrej Babiš has lost a confidence vote in parliament, an expected result that marks the end of his short-lived minority government. Only 78 members of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of the gov't, while 117 were against. Babiš, the country's second-richest man, and his cabinet will hand in their resignation on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said. However, the PM is expected to remain in office as he negotiates with opposition parties to form a new government.

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