Saturday, 20 January 2018

Politics

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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Parties agree on numbers of Chamber committee heads

ČTK |
24 Nov 2017

The ANO movement will head seven lower house committees and the Democratic Bloc four, the Pirates, the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) and the Communists (KSCM) will head two each and the Social Democrats (CSSD) one, according to an agreement the Czech parties reached on Thursday.

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ČSSD not to support any candidate for president

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) will not support any candidate for president, as there is no will in the party to unite in support of one of the bidders, and it will leave it up to CSSD members whom to back in the January direct election, CSSD acting chairman Milan Chovanec told CTK on Wednesday.

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Lower house immunity committee elects Communist MP its head

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

The Chamber of Deputies' mandate and immunity committee elected Stanislav Grospič (KSČM) its chairman on Wednesday. His sole rival for the post, Petr Gazdík (STAN), got seven votes while Grospič received 11.

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Chovanec: ANO, SPD, KSČM should admit being allies

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

A coalition of the ANO movement, Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) and the Communists (KSCM) has obviously emerged in the Czech Chamber of Deputies, and the three parties should confess to having become allies, Social Democrat (CSSD) acting head Milan Chovanec told CTK on Wednesday.

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Babiš again invites ODS, Pirates to talks about new gov't

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

ANO movement leader Andrej Babis again called on the Civic Democrats (ODS) and the Pirates to negotiate about a possible joint Czech government before the vote of the chairman of the Chamber of Deputies at its constituent session on Wednesday.

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Lower house elects ANO's Vondráček its chairman

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

The Chamber of Deputies elected Radek Vondráček (ANO) its chairman in a secret ballot on Wednesday, in which 135 of the Chamber's 200 members supported him. Most probably, Vondráček was elected by the votes of his ANO and the deputies for the Pirates, the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) and the Communists (KSČM), who signalled their support beforehand.

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Five politicians running for lower house deputy heads

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

Civic Democrat (ODS) head Petr Fiala, Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) leader Tomio Okamura, Pirate MP Vojtech Pikal, Communist (KSCM) leader Vojtech Filip and Social Democrat (CSSD) MP Jan Hamacek are running for lower house deputy heads, Martin Kolovratnik (ANO) told CTK on Wednesday.

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HN: Division of posts to show who may back Babiš' minority gov't

ČTK |
22 Nov 2017

The division of posts in the new Czech Chamber of Deputies will indicate which parties in it might finally support the nascent one-colour minority cabinet of Andrej Babis' election-winning ANO movement, Jan Stetka writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday.

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Most parties for ANO's Babiš to be released for prosecution

ČTK |
22 Nov 2017

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), Civic Democrats (ODS), Social Democrats (CSSD), TOP 09 and the Pirates will back the release of ANO chairman Andrej Babis and his deputy Jaroslav Faltynek for prosecution, their members told CTK on Tuesday, and other parties voiced the same stance earlier.

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