Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Politics

Bělobrádek: KDU-ČSL preparing for opposition role

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) are not considering joining the new cabinet to emerge from last weekend's elections, and they are preparing for the opposition role, their head Pavel Belobradek said on Monday, ruling out their alliance with the election-winning ANO leader Andrej Babis.

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Duka: Election winners did not create Czech freedom

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

Parties and movements that have not contributed to freedom in the Czech Republic in the past 25 years won the weekend parliamentary election, Cardinal and Prague Archbishop Dominik Duka told CTK on Monday.

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Zeman to assign Babiš to negotiate on new gov't next week

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman will assign Andrej Babis, chairman of the election-winning ANO movement, to negotiate about the formation of a new government next week, Babis said after their meeting at the presidential Lany chateau two days after the October 20-21 general election on Monday.

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Babiš regains MP's immunity, attorney to suspend his prosecution

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

The prosecution of ANO leader Andrej Babiš will have to be suspended because he defended his seat in Czech parliament last weekend and the state attorney must ask MPs for his release for prosecution again, Prague Municipal Attorney's Office spokeswoman Štěpánka Zenklová told ČTK on Monday. This applies to ANO deputy chairman Jaroslav Faltýnek as well, she said.

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Free Citizens' Party leadership resigns after Czech elections

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

The leadership of the Party of Free Citizens (SSO), a small Eurosceptic grouping, will resign from their posts after their party failed to enter parliament in the Czech general election held on October 20-21, SSO spokesman Martin Rumler told CTK on Monday.

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Number of marketing experts work for ANO of billionaire Babiš

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

Brief profiles of Czech experts who markedly contributed to the political campaign of the ANO movement of rich businessman Andrej Babis that clearly won the general election in the Czech Republic.

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ANO, SPD to support Vondráček for lower house head

ČTK |
24 Oct 2017

The ANO movement and the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) agreed on proposing Radek Vondráček (ANO) for the chairman of the new lower house of Czech parliament and both parties also want to push through a bill on a general referendum, their leaders said after their talks on Monday.

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Political scientist: President's reaction may be decisive factor in post-election talks

Radio Prague |
24 October 2017

As election winner Andrej Babiš tentatively tests the waters with respect to possible coalition partners it is becoming increasingly clear that forming a stable government will not be an easy task.

Western press refers to new era to follow Czech general election

ČTK |
23 Oct 2017

West European media wrote on Sunday about what they call a new era after the Czech October 20-21 general election that has changed the country's long-lasting political setup.

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Winning ANO to nominate Vondráček for lower house head

ČTK |
23 Oct 2017

The ANO movement, winner of the general election, will nominate Radek Vondracek for chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Czech parliament, ANO first deputy head Jaroslav Faltynek told reporters after the talks between ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) on Sunday.

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