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Zeman takes swipe at Europe's 'great mice' |
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 |
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.

ODS starts election campaign |
12 September 2013

The Civic Democratic Party (ODS) has launched the election campaign for the Lower House elections.

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.

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