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Politics

Court: Presidential election will take place as planned

aktuálně.cz |
7 January 2013

The presidential election will take place on January 11 and 12 as originally planned. The Czech Constitutional Court rejected an appeal filed by Tomio Okamura, in which he asked for the presidential election to be postponed.

Voters yearn for substance over scandal

Spiegel |
2 January 2013

For the first time since the Velvet Revolution, citizens in the Czech Republic will have the opportunity to vote directly for their head of state in two weeks. Former Prime Minister Miloš Zeman is in the pole position. His tough-talking style appeals to Czechs who are tired of back room deals and a scandal-plagued leadership.

Jana Bobošíková – a fiery Eurosceptic determined to defend 'national interests'

Radio Prague |
2 January 2013

Jana Bobošíková is nothing if not a fighter.

A time for guidance

Prague Post |
28 December 2012

Restitution bill leaves church leaders struggling to avoid the corruption trap.

Political highs and lows

Prague Post |
28 December 2012

The winners, the losers and the troublemakers of 2012

Rejected presidential candidate lodges complaint against election law

Radio Prague |
28 December 2012

Rejected presidential candidate Senator Tomio Okamura on Thursday lodged an extensive complaint with the Constitutional Court against the election law that sets the framework for the country's first popular vote.

Year of corruption scandals: 2012 in Czech politics

aktuálně.cz |
27 December 2012

In 2012, the most important development in Czech politics was a number of high-profile corruption scandals which included the arrest of a very influential and controversial opposition politician.

Táňa Fischerová – an idealist offering a vision of a better world

Radio Prague |
21 December 2012

Actress and civic activist Táňa Fischerová, one of the three female candidates running for president, is selling a dream: she is offering the disgruntled Czech public a vision of a better world.

Miloš Zeman – political veteran seeking to crown his career

Radio Prague |
20 December 2012

One of the strong favourites in the upcoming direct presidential election is Miloš Zeman, a former prime minister and ex-leader of the Social Democrats.

Parliament deputy refuses to give up mandate despite jail sentence

Radio Prague |
20 December 2012

The Prague High Court on Tuesday sentenced the former Civic Democrat MP Roman Pekárek to five years in prison for bribery and abuse of office. He is expected to begin serving his sentence in a few weeks time, but appears determined to keep his seat in the lower house of Parliament. The decision has caused an outcry since under Czech law he cannot be forced to give up his mandate.

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