Monday, 25 June 2018

Politics

ANO remains most popular party, followed by Pirates, ODS

ČTK |
27 Mar 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO movement remains the most popular Czech party that would win elections with 30.5 percent now, followed by the Pirates and the Civic Democrats (ODS), with 12.5 percent each, according to a CVVM public opinion poll released on Monday.

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MfD: Zeman stops backing Okamura over top clearance for Mynář

ČTK |
26 Mar 2018

Czech President Milos Zeman openly said he would not support the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) of Tomio Okamura because the party voted for a bill under which the Presidential Office head must have a top security clearance, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) wrote on Friday.

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KDU-ČSL nominating party leader for Senate elections

ČTK |
26 Mar 2018

The national committee of the Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) on Friday nominated party leader Pavel Belobradek and former culture minister Daniel Herman for the elections to the Senate to be held in autumn, Belobradek told journalists.

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ČSSD group calls for five seats, tax changes in gov't

ČTK |
26 Mar 2018

The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) should push through tax changes during the talks with the ANO movement on a new government, in which the CSSD should have five ministers, the "Save the CSSD" group said in a press release after its meeting on Saturday.

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Communists have objections to some ministers in Babiš's gov't

ČTK |
26 Mar 2018

The Czech Communists (KSCM) have serious reservations about three up to four ministers in the government of Andrej Babis (ANO), which keeps working after its resignation, KSCM chairman Vojtech Filip told reporters during a meeting of the party's broader leadership on Saturday.

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Former ČSSD PM Sobotka leaves high politics

ČTK |
23 Mar 2018

Bohuslav Sobotka, who was Czech prime minister until last December and Social Democrat (ČSSD) leader until last June, will give up his seat in the lower house of parliament as of April 1 and leave top politics, he said on Facebook on Thursday.

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Analysts: Fatigue, failure are behind Sobotka's departure

ČTK |
23 Mar 2018

Exhaustion from politics, failures in the past months and reluctance to support a government of the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) and ANO may be behind the decision of former prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka (CSSD) to resign as a member of the Chamber of Deputies, analysts told CTK on Thursday.

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Zeman: Government with confidence may be formed by May

ČTK |
23 Mar 2018

A government with the confidence from the Chamber of Deputies may be formed by the end of May, President Milos Zeman told the commercial television station Barrandov on Thursday.

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ČSSD head: Social Democrats, ANO may agree on cabinet

ČTK |
22 Mar 2018

There is the will to find agreement on the part of both Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO and the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD), Social Democrat leader Jan Hamacek said after their representatives' talks about taxes and finances, which may result in the creation of a new government, on Wednesday.

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TOP 09 can call Chamber session on police inspection dispute

ČTK |
22 Mar 2018

The Czech opposition TOP 09 has collected enough signatures to call a special session of the Chamber of Deputies at which PM Andrej Babis is to explain the disciplinary proceedings against Michal Murin, head of the General Inspection of Security Corps (GIBS), Miroslav Kalousek (TOP 09) told CTK on Wednesday.

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