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Politics

Resignation amid scandal

The Economist |
20 June 2013

A scandal including a love affair, the abuse of secret services and alleged corruption swept away Petr Nečas, the Czech Republic's prime minister, and his centre-right cabinet nearly a year before elections were scheduled.

TOP 09 and Soc Dems reach agreement on Prague City Hall leadership

Radio Prague |
19 June 2013

The opposition Social Democrats in the Prague city council have agreed to support TOP 09's nominees for top positions at City Hall.

Coalition parties begin search for new prime minister

Radio Prague |
19 June 2013

Following the resignation of Prime Minister Petr Nečas, the race is on to find a suitable successor from within the Civic Democratic Party. The Civ Dems, together with coalition partners TOP 09 and LIDEM, are looking to put forward a candidate within a matter of days who could renew the government and remain in power until regular elections next year.

PM Petr Nečas resigns over aide scandal

BBC News |
18 June 2013

Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas has resigned in an effort to end political turmoil over a corruption inquiry. His governing coalition will try to form a new government led by someone nominated by his Civic Democratic Party (ODS). Mr Nečas announced he would quit after prosecutors charged his chief of staff with corruption and abuse of power. President Miloš Zeman has asked Mr Nečas to stay on as caretaker leader until a new administration is named.

President says charges in scandal "very serious"

Reuters |
17 June 2013

President Miloš Zeman said on Saturday that abuse of power and corruption charges against a close aide of Prime Minister Petr Nečas and other officials were "very serious" and seemed well founded.

Coalition could go on without PM Nečas: partner

Reuters |
17 June 2013

The Czech Republic's deputy premier said on Sunday some in the governing coalition are considering the option of ditching Prime Minister Petr Nečas after one of his closest aides was charged with bribery and ordering illegal surveillance.

Opposition demands PM resignation after raids

Reuters |
14 June 2013

The Czech republic's centre-left opposition Social Democrats demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Petr Nečas on Thursday after organised crime police raided government offices, party chief Bohuslav Sobotka said.

The end of an era?

The Economist |
4 June 2013

The business of legislating is at a virtual standstill in the Czech Republic. The government of Petr Nečas seems satisfied merely to hold on to power until elections in spring 2014. Politicking, on the other hand, is in full swing.

Prague mayor, other ODS councillors, dismissed

Radio Prague |
24 May 2013

Members of the Prague assembly on Thursday dismissed Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda as well as two other Civic Democrat councillors in a vote Thursday that sees the Civic Democrats head into the opposition for the first time in more than 20 years. The collapse of the council at City Hall was prompted earlier this week by TOP 09, whose members said they could no longer work with their partners on key issues.

Analyst: TOP 09 in high-stakes game to secure dominant position on political right

Radio Prague |
23 May 2013

Talks are continuing at Prague City Hall between former coalition partners the Civic Democrats and TOP 09.

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