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Politics

Paroubek breaks silence

Prague Post |
21 May 2010

After days of media silence, Social Democrat chief Paroubek spoke with The Prague Post May 13, sounding off on an array of issues including the economy, the euro currency and the disorder that has beset the rival Civic Democrats.

Political parties ponder plethora of possible post-election permutations

Radio Prague |
20 May 2010

Opinion polls suggest the Social Democrats should come first in the general elections held at the end of the next week, though what would happen next remains extremely unclear.

ČSSD will avoid 'hasty' savings, spur growth

Business Week/Bloomberg |
20 May 2010

The Social Democrats, who lead in opinion polls 10 days before general elections, will avoid "hasty" budget savings if they form the next government, the party leader Jiří Paroubek said. "If we cut budget spending now to a maximum, limit welfare payments, take away money from families with small children, if we simply make a hasty savings action, the economic crisis will return in some form," ČSSD leader told a party economic conference in Prague Wednesday.

Election Watch: Violence marks new low

Prague Post |
14 May 2010

Senseless violence has again reared its ugly head during campaigning for this month's parliamentary elections, making the deterioration of political debate in the Czech Republic complete.

Election 2010: A populist ready to fight

Prague Post |
14 May 2010

Former journalist, Radek John, presses for route to power.

Social Democrats widen lead in poll before May elections

Business Week/Bloomberg |
11 May 2010

The Social Democrats, who pushed through a last-minute increase in welfare spending in the 2010 state budget, widened their lead over the Civic Democrats less than three weeks before general elections, a poll showed.

Election 2010: Greens face an uphill climb

Prague Post |
7 May 2010

Ondřej Liška says his party offers a real alternative to the corrupt establishment.

Recriminations follow violent attack on politician at election rally

Radio Prague |
7 May 2010

With elections just three weeks away, the tone of the campaign has sharpened.

Responsibility for the state debt

CBW |
4 May 2010

The Czech national debt is rising to astronomical heights, while in 1993 the country did not pay a single crown to service its debt. Unsurprisingly, the largest parliamentary parties—the Social Democrats to the left and the Civic Democrats to the right, are blaming each other as to who is responsible.

Election campaign goes into final straight after slow, negative start

Radio Prague |
4 May 2010

Czechs go to the polls in just under four weeks for elections to the lower house of parliament. As the deadline approaches, the two main parties have unveiled their final campaign plans.

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