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Sanep publishes election preferences for 5 regions |
12 September 2013

The firm Sanep has published the election preferences for the largest regions in the Czech Republic.

Smiggels-Kavková: parties still fielding too few female candidates

Radio Prague |
11 September 2013

Most of the country's political parties have completed their candidate lists for the upcoming election to the lower house. One question on voters' minds was or is – without a doubt – how many top female candidates would be nominated.

Egypt - the cradle of Islamism

Aspen Institute Prague |
3 September 2013

One of the most striking things revealed by a thorough examination of Egypt's current political developments must be the meteoric rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, a distinctive movement which is undoubtedly the precursor of many more recent Islamic groupings.

Not just seventeen-year-old candidates

Respekt |
2 September 2013

The party riding on Miloš Zeman's wave of popularity, the Zeman's People (SPOZ), looks for young politicians at nightclubs and in the Moravian Karst.

Parties gearing up for early elections

Radio Prague |
23 August 2013

Czech President Miloš Zeman is due to formally dissolve the lower house of Parliament on August 28, with an early general election likely to take place by the end of October. That gives political parties two months to reach their voters. Some of them are wasting no time and have already begun campaigning. "I think the successful party will focus on what people feel is the biggest problem right now which is unemployment," says political marketing expert Anna Matušková of Prague's Charles University.

Czech Republic set for early elections after MPs vote to dissolve Parliament

Radio Prague |
21 August 2013

Czech MPs have voted to dissolve the lower house, triggering early elections. Deputies from the Social Democrats, the Communist Party, TOP 09 and some smaller groupings raised their hands for the motion, which was carried by 140 votes, exceeding the necessary three-fifths majority in the 200-seat lower house.

Czech left says may form next gov't with Communist support

Reuters |
21 August 2013

The Czech Republic's next government could be dependent on the support of the Communist party for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the likely next prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Tuesday.

Czechs set to trigger early elections to exit political crisis

Bloomberg |
20 August 2013

Lawmakers meet at 2 p.m. today in Prague to vote on a motion to dissolve parliament, a condition for calling the snap ballot. Four parties that backed the motion have enough seats to carry it.

Flash poll indicates Czechs want early elections as soon as possible

Radio Prague |
20 August 2013

With the lower house due to vote on its dissolution on Tuesday, there has been a great deal of speculation regarding how this development will affect given political parties and who may or may not support the motion. A flash poll conducted jointly by the Agencies Median and STEM/MARK indicates that above all Czechs want change and they want it fast.

Controversial ex-astronaut becomes ambassador to Russia

aktuálně.cz |
16 August 2013

Former Czechoslovak astronaut Vladimír Remek was named Czech ambassador to Russia earlier this week by President Miloš Zeman.

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