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Politics

Outgoing Czech gov't to hand in resignation on Wednesday

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

The outgoing Czech centre-left government will hand in its resignation at its next meeting on Wednesday, November 29, PM Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) said after the constituent session of the new lower house of parliament ended on Friday.

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Former ČSSD MPs' head Tejc leaving party

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

Jeronym Tejc, 40, former head of the Czech Social Democrats'(CSSD) deputy group, will leave the party after 20 years, he announced at the CSSD's regional conference in Breclav on Saturday.

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Deputy minister calling Roma names leaves ČSSD

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

Czech Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Karel Novotny, municipal official of Most, who compared the Roma to jellyfish, is leaving the Social Democratic Party (CSSD), the Aktualne.cz news site wrote on Saturday.

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PM Sobotka rejects call for his resignation as deputy

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

Outgoing Czech PM and former Social Democrats (CSSD) head Bohuslav Sobotka will not give up his deputy's mandate for which a regional conference of the CSSD branch in South Moravia called on Saturday due to the party's poor election results, he told CTK on Saturday.

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Pospíšil to head TOP 09 party, replacing Kalousek

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

MEP Jiri Pospisil, 42, was elected the Czech TOP 09 right-wing party's new chairman, replacing Miroslav Kalousek, at the party's election congress on Sunday.

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Hamáček to be lower house first deputy head

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

New Czech Chamber of Deputies chairman Radek Vondracek (ANO) plans to name Social Democrat (CSSD) Jan Hamacek his statutory deputy on the basis of his experience and professional qualities, Vondracek said in a debate programme on public Czech TV on Sunday.

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Schwarzenberg: Deeper integration of Czech right wing needed

ČTK |
24 Nov 2017

A deeper integration of the Czech right wing is needed but this is a big challenge and a lot of effort would be required for such a project to be completed, TOP 09 honorary chairman Karel Schwarzenberg told ČTK, referring to the recent formation of the Democratic Bloc in parliament.

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Babiš: ANO regional governors elected MPs should give up one post

ČTK |
24 Nov 2017

Andrej Babis wants the regional governors who were elected to the lower house of the Czech parliament for his ANO movement to give up one of the posts, he told CTK on Thursday.

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Zeman plans to appoint Babiš's gov't around December 15

ČTK |
24 Nov 2017

President Miloš Zeman wants to appoint ANO leader Andrej Babiš Czech prime minister probably on December 6 and ANO's nascent minority government around December 15, he told journalists during his visit to Russia in Moscow on Thursday.

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Pospíšil only bidder for TOP 09 head on eve of election congress

ČTK |
24 Nov 2017

Only one candidate, MEP Jiri Pospisil, has announced his decision to run for Czech TOP 09 chairman at the party's congress this weekend, and he might gain the post despite certain reservations TOP 09's current leaders have voiced about his candidacy.

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