Friday, 21 September 2018

Politics

Lawmakers take initial step toward early poll

Monsters and Critics / DPA |
9 September 2009

Czech Republic's lawmakers Tuesday began considerations that could lead to an early general election, perhaps as soon as November.

Party leaders disclose wealth

Hospodářské noviny |
26 Aug 2009

Daily Hospodářské noviny tested the leaders of the main political parties ahead of the October election, asking them what property they own and how much money they have. TOP 09 chairman Karel Schwarzenberg emerged as the richest, while Civic Democrat leader Mirek Topolánek invites the public to find out for themselves what he's worth.

President calls emergency meeting after election delay

Bloomberg |
2 September 2009

President Václav Klaus summoned political leaders to an emergency meeting today after the Constitutional Court delayed elections scheduled for next month to consider a suit by a disgruntled lawmaker. More than six months after Mirek Topolánek's government collapsed, the court put a temporary halt to elections on 9-10 October to mull a challenge to Klaus's dissolution of parliament and his order for an early ballot.

Charmed by Zeman, Social Democrats drop Dienstbier from leadership

Radio Prague |
19 March 2013

Social Democrats re-elected Bohuslav Sobotka as chairman to lead the country's main opposition party into next year's general election, which many expect them to win. But the congress also showed that the road to power may not be smooth.

Czech left's leader says "deadly cuts spiral" must end

Reuters |
18 March 2013

The Czech Republic's likely next prime minister says he plans to increase taxes on big firms and banks and put new emphasis on creating jobs to pull the economy out of a "deadly spiral". Bohuslav Sobotka, re-elected on Friday as chairman of the opposition Social Democrats, also reaffirmed his openness to a deal with the mostly unreformed Communists, a once unthinkable approach in the former Soviet bloc country.

Analyst: president's 'declaration of war' against certain media unfortunate

Radio Prague |
14 March 2013

A group of prominent intellectuals, including writer Ivan Klíma and journalist Bohumil Doležal, have slammed the new president for a comment on the media he made in last week's inauguration speech.

Advisor expects Zeman's presidency abroad to be 'very active'

aktuálně.cz |
13 Mar 2013

President Miloš Zeman plans to appoint senior diplomat Hynek Kmoníček as head of the foreign relations department of the president's office.

Miloš Zeman sworn in as president

Radio Prague |
11 March 2013

Miloš Zeman has become president after being sworn into office at a ceremony at Prague Castle on Friday morning.

The new man in the hrad...

The Economist |
8 March 2013

...and the old president's disappointments.

Klaus EU criticism ends as Czech leader exits castle

Businessweek.com |
7 March 2013

Václav Klaus, who refused to fly the European Union's flag above his Prague castle residence, leaves as Czech president today after a decade of criticising the 27- nation bloc.

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