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Tycoon to enter parliament on wave of voter anger

Reuters |
26 September 2013

Slovak-born billionaire Andrej Babis has built up the biggest Czech food, agriculture and chemicals group but got so upset with politicians in the process that he now aims to enter parliament himself in next month's election.

Social Democrats promise economic growth, more government spending, and higher taxes

Radio Prague |
26 September 2013

The Social Democrats top all election surveys ahead of the upcoming early general election.

Opposition rival accuses president of grabbing power

Reuters |
25 September 2013

A Czech conservative opposition leader told a Reuters Eastern Europe Investment Summit on Tuesday that President Miloš Zeman was improperly bypassing parliament to try to establish a presidential system of rule.

Political analyst on Merkel victory: continuity in Germany is good news for the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
24 September 2013

Czech Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok on Monday joined European and world leaders in congratulating German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her party’s third successive election victory. The election result spells continuity both for Germany and the EU, and commentators in the Czech Republic see it as a highly positive development.

Zeman takes swipe at Europe's 'great mice'

FT.com |
23 September 2013

Surveying Europe's political landscape, Miloš Zeman, the recently elected Czech president, sees too many party functionaries and not enough leaders – or, to use his own terminology, there are plenty of "persons" but not enough "personalities".

A political party, at last

The Economist |
20 September 2013

A number of new parties look set to contest the Czech general election in late October. Most of them run personality-driven populist campaigns. But at least one campaign is driving a positive cause: a new party is seeking to organise politically the country's Roma minority.

Leftist parties to sweep Czech early election

aktuálně.cz |
19 September 2013

The composition of the Czech lower chamber will dramatically change after the early election scheduled for 25 and 26 October.

Pehe: President's active role in campaigning may mobilise right-wing voters

Radio Prague |
16 September 2013

President Milos Zeman is campaigning hard for his own party, regardless of criticism from all sides. Radio Prague spoke to political analyst Jiří Pehe about the character of this election campaign and the president's role in it.

TOP 09 launches election campaign

CIAnews.eu |
13 September 2013

Political party TOP 09 presented its program priorities for the early parliament elections on Thursday September 12, 2013.

Web of intrigue – confusion over Šlouf nomination as SPOZ candidate in Prague

Radio Prague |
13 September 2013

When Miloš Zeman was chosen as the Czech Republic's first directly elected president earlier this year, much of the credit for his victory went to Miroslav Šlouf, his long-time, somewhat shadowy 'adviser' who masterminded his successful election campaign.

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