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Politics

Flash poll indicates Czechs want early elections as soon as possible

Radio Prague |
20 August 2013

With the lower house due to vote on its dissolution on Tuesday, there has been a great deal of speculation regarding how this development will affect given political parties and who may or may not support the motion. A flash poll conducted jointly by the Agencies Median and STEM/MARK indicates that above all Czechs want change and they want it fast.

Controversial ex-astronaut becomes ambassador to Russia

aktuálně.cz |
16 August 2013

Former Czechoslovak astronaut Vladimír Remek was named Czech ambassador to Russia earlier this week by President Miloš Zeman.

Political analyst Šídlo: in next election Civic Democrats face certain defeat

Radio Prague |
14 August 2013

The Civic Democratic Party (or ODS) has been the dominant political party on the centre-right throughout its 22-year history. But over the last few years, its position gradually changed with defeats at the national and regional levels piling up and a corruption scandal hitting the former prime minister in June.

Interim government steps down

Radio Prague |
14 August 2013

The prime minister of the caretaker government, Jiří Rusnok on Tuesday handed his resignation to President Miloš Zeman, a week after his cabinet failed to win approval from the lower house. Mr Rusnok and his ministers will however remain in power until after the next general election. Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok handed in his resignation to President Miloš Zeman at Prague Castle on Tuesday noon.

Gov't and Senate do not rule out legislative measures

CIAnews.eu |
13 August 2013

The cabinet is obliged to maintain legislative continuity in the case of dissolution of the Lower House.

Powers of the president likely to become hot election campaign issue

Radio Prague |
13 August 2013

With the lower house set to vote on its dissolution next week and a general election likely to take place in October, Czech political parties are scrambling to finalize their candidates' lists and making last-minute decisions on their election campaign priorities.

Analyst Petr Just: early elections in play but not a sure thing

Radio Prague |
12 August 2013

In a week and a half's time, Czech MPs will vote on whether to dissolve the lower house with the aim of setting up early elections.

Czech Republic evidently heading for early elections

Radio Prague |
9 August 2013

The Czech Republic appears to be on course for early general elections after Wednesday's failed vote of confidence in the interim government exposed fissures in the previous coalition, which had been hoping for another crack at power. The alliance has now fallen apart, with the votes of former member TOP 09 set to tip the balance and bring about the dissolution of Parliament. Elections must be held within 60 days of Parliament being dissolved, with a vote therefore likely in October.

'A slide towards the Republic of Zeman'

Presseurop |
9 August 2013

The political crisis that started two months ago with the resignation of conservative PM Petr Nečas took a new twist on July 7 after the caretaker government of Jiří Rusnok lost a confidence vote in the parliament. For the Czech press, the political game is becoming more and more incomprehensible and self-referential.

Interim gov't loses vote of confidence in lower house

Radio Prague |
8 August 2013

The caretaker Czech government of Jiří Rusnok on Wednesday lost a vote of confidence in the lower house of Parliament after only 93 out of 193 MPs present backed the cabinet. President Zeman earlier suggested he would keep the interim government in power for some time; meanwhile, the country cloud moved closer to an early general election.

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