Saturday, 16 December 2017

Politics

Zeman: Gov't can take all steps even without parliament's support

ČTK |
8 Dec 2017

The government can take any steps, including personnel changes, even if it has not won support from the lower house of Czech parliament, President Miloš Zeman told commercial TV Barrandov on Thursday.

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Analyst: Czech PM Andrej Babiš playing long game over confidence votes

Radio Prague |
8 December 2017

The Czech Republic's newly appointed prime minister, Andrej Babiš, has put together a minority cabinet made up of ANO members as well as a number of unaffiliated experts. But how likely is his minority government to win a confidence vote in the Chamber of Deputies?

LN: Augustin may be new head of Government Office

ČTK |
7 Dec 2017

The new prime minister Andrej Babis, leader of the ANO movement, wants Radek Augustin, 40, to head the Czech Government Office, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote yesterday, referring to trustworthy sources.

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Senators want court to abolish general election system

ČTK |
7 Dec 2017

A group of 21 senators has submitted to the Constitutional Court its proposal to abolish the current Chamber of Deputies' election system as disadvantageous to small parties since they need more votes per mandate, the Mayors and Independents (STAN) senator group told reporters on Wednesday.

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ANO not to choose presidential candidate to support

ČTK |
7 Dec 2017

The Czech ANO movement's internal vote on whom of the nine presidential candidates ANO should support will not take place, as a result of which ANO, the winner of the October general election, will not support any of them, server Lidovky.cz wrote on Wednesday, citing ANO chairman Andrej Babis.

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ANO leader Babiš appointed Czech PM

Radio Prague |
7 December 2017

Slovak born billionaire businessman Andrej Babiš has been appointed Czech prime minister by the country's president. In a short ceremony at Prague Castle on Wednesday, president Miloš Zeman tasked the ANO leader to form a government and put together sufficient support to stay in office.

Právo: Social Democrats may support Babiš's government

ČTK |
6 Dec 2017

Some Social Democrat deputies are afraid of the party's falling voter preferences, due to which they are thinking of expressing confidence in the Czech minority government that is being formed by Andrej Babiš's ANO, daily Právo wrote on Tuesday.

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President Zeman accepts resignation of Sobotka's outgoing gov't

ČTK |
6 Dec 2017

President Milos Zeman on Tuesday accepted the resignation of the outgoing centre-left government of Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) and entrusted it with ruling the country until the appointment of the next government planned for December 13, the Presidential Office has announced.

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SPD, Communist leaders criticise pig farm's removal

ČTK |
6 Dec 2017

The Czech SPD and Communist (KSCM) leaders, Tomio Okamura and Vojtech Filip, questioned the state purchase of the pig farm in Lety, south Bohemia, situated at the site of a former WW2 camp for the Roma, during the Chamber of Deputies' session discussing the 2018 state budget draft on Tuesday.

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Zeman or Drahoš to win presidential election

ČTK |
5 Dec 2017

Incumbent President Miloš Zeman or Science Academy former head Jiří Drahoš are likely to win the direct presidential election that will be held in January, according to a model designed by the Institute of Political Studies of Charles University.

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