Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Politics

At least 14 names withdrawn from lists of candidates

ČTK |
19 Oct 2017

At least 14 names were withdrawn from the lists of candidates shortly before the October 20-21 election to the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Czech parliament, the election officials told journalists on Wednesday.

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ANO may need two coalition partners to govern

ČTK |
19 Oct 2017

The ANO movement of Andrej Babis, a clear favourite of the October 20-21 Czech general election, may need two partners to form a majority government, while the creation of an anti-Babis coalition is not very realistic, based on politicians' statements about post-election cooperation.

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Czech parties subject to stepped up election spending scrutiny

Radio Prague |
19 October 2017

New rules apply to the Czech elections to the lower house of parliament for the first time limiting parties budgets' and making them declare funding and spending flows. But while it's a step in the right direction, some flaws are still seen in the overall framework.

How a Tokyo-born outsider became the face of Czech nationalism

Bloomberg |
19 October 2017

Tomio Okamura's background is about as multicultural as you can get. The son of a Czech mother and a Japanese-Korean father, he suffered racist bullying in Japan and the Czech Republic that was so severe he developed a stutter and wet his bed until the age of 14.

LN: Parties prepare for final TV debates before election

ČTK |
18 Oct 2017

The television debate and duel of party leaders that will be broadcast live on Thursday night on the eve of the Czech general election may markedly influence voters and leaders prepare for them in various ways, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Tuesday.

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Experts: Campaign before general election is rather dull

ČTK |
18 Oct 2017

The political campaigning before this weekend's Czech general election was more professional than before, but parties often do not seem to know how to address a selected group of people and how to make their campaigns striking, according to experts whom CTK has addressed.

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Prague poised to turn away from Brussels

Politico |
18 October 2017

The Czech Republic is set to take a Euroskeptic turn in a general election later this week — even though the EU has hardly featured in the campaign.

Christian Democrat resigns as first electoral candidate

ČTK |
18 Oct 2017

Kamil Jan Svoboda, number two on the regional list of candidates of the Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) for the forthcoming election to the Chamber of Deputies, resigned as the first candidate on Tuesday, Pavlina Kroupova, head of the regional election department, said.

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In Czech election, a new threat to European unity

The New York Times |
18 October 2017

In a year in which Europe has teetered through a series of fateful votes — in the Netherlands, France, Britain, Germany, Spain and then this weekend in Austria — the outcome of Czech parliamentary elections on Friday and Saturday may well determine whether a fissure between the more prosperous nations of Western Europe and the increasingly authoritarian countries of the East will widen into a chasm.

HN: Babiš heading for complicated victory in Czech election

ČTK |
17 Oct 2017

ANO leader Andrej Babis is likely to form a coalition government if the results of the Czech election that will be held on Friday and Saturday do not much deviate from the latest polls, which may pose a problem for him, the financial paper Hospodarske noviny (HN) wrote on Monday.

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