Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Politics

Ťok to quit politics completely

Prague Daily Monitor |
16 Apr 2019

Outgoing Transport Minister Dan Ťok (ANO) will not only finish his term as minister at the end of April, but also resigned from the Chamber of Deputies, as he gave up his responsibilities as an MP, on Monday.

Dispute within Prague's ruling coalition is out in the open

Prague Daily Monitor |
15 Apr 2019

Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates), Prague's Mayor, wrote an open letter to his coalition partner Jiří Pospíšil (TOP 09), the leader of the Spojené síly alliance, criticizing his recent comments about the coalition.

Vít Rakušan takes over as new Chairman of STAN

Prague Daily Monitor |
15 Apr 2019

Vít Rakušan, the First Vice Chairman of STAN, the party of mayors and independents, was voted in as the party's new Chairman, over the weekend. Rakušan will take over from Petr Gazdík, who announced he was stepping down from the role, at the end of 2018. According to Czech Television, Rakušan, who is also the Mayor of Kolín, an MP and a Regional Representative, will give up the Mayor's post, as he concentrates on STAN's campaign for the upcoming regional elections.

Support for Pirates and ANO continues to grow

Prague Daily Monitor |
15 Apr 2019

The latest political opinion polls conducted by Kantar CZ, for Czech Television, show that support for ANO and the Pirate Party continues to rise, at the cost of support for a number of other parties.

David Smoljak wins Prague 9 Senate runoff

Prague Daily Monitor |
15 Apr 2019

Screenwriter David Smoljak (STAN) won a runoff against long-time Prague 9 Mayor and ODS candidate Jan Jarolím, for the Prague 9 senatorial seat, over the weekend. Smoljak won comfortably with 59.5% of the vote and Jarolím managed only 40.5% of the vote.

Political analyst: Ministers who do not score points for ANO have to go

Radio Prague |
12 April 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš on Wednesday announced the details of a planned cabinet reshuffle. Radio Prague asked political analyst Jiří Pehe about the timing of the reshuffle and the reasons behind it.

Babiš announces replacements for Ťok and Nováková

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Apr 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) announced the names of replacements for Transport Minister Dan Ťok (for ANO) and Industry Minister Marta Nováková (for ANO) on Wednesday afternoon.

Klauses plot return with new party - but what will its prospects be?

Radio Prague |
11 April 2019

Weeks after his expulsion from the Civic Democrats, anti-EU MP Václav Klaus Jr. has revealed plans to launch a new party following May's Euro elections. His father, the well-known former prime minister and president Václav Klaus, is set to occupy an honorary role in the new grouping.

Calls for KSČM chief's head grow louder

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 Apr 2019

Opposition parties joined MPs from the Communist party in calling for Vojtěch Filip to step down from his role as KSČM Chair and Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies. According to Pravo, Filip lobbied for controversial businessman Tomáš Horáček, after he was accused of tax fraud, by contacting the Finance Office in Ústí nad Labem.

STAN suggests decentralisation of governance, moving offices out of Prague

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 Apr 2019

STAN, the party of mayors and independents, suggested at a conference in the Chamber of Deputies, on Monday, that the country would be better off if several government bodies moved their offices from Prague, to the regions. STAN has drafted a law on the subject and is looking for support from other parties.

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