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Politics

Outgoing president bringing together Euroskeptics

B92 |
31 January 2013

Outgoing President Václav Klaus intends to, at the end of his mandate, create a Euroskeptic faction in the European Parliament.

'Atmospheric disturbance' possible but no storms ahead for Czech-German relations

Radio Prague |
30 January 2013

Miloš Zeman's campaign rhetoric has upset some in neighbouring Germany and Austria - but what impact will this have on relations between Czechs and their German-speaking neighbours?

Geopolitics according to Šlouf

aktuálně.cz |
30 January 2013

American or Russian? This is the EUR 8 billion question on all our lips in Prague these days. And Miroslav Šlouf has the answer.

Zeman wins

The Economist |
29 January 2013

Much was made of nationalist proxy attacks made by Václav Klaus, the president, and his family on Mr Schwarzenberg in recent days, but in the end, as foreign minister of the current centre-right government, he had trouble outrunning connections to the highly unpopular coalition led by Petr Nečas, the prime minister.

Czech election won with nationalism and populism

Spiegel |
29 January 2013

Miloš Zeman is a populist who stopped at nothing, not even at the reopening of historical wounds between his country and Germany, on his way to Prague Castle.

President-elect Zeman wastes no time in wading into party politics

Radio Prague |
29 January 2013

Within hours of becoming the first directly elected head of state of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman made it clear that he has no intention of being a docile occupant of Prague Castle. Indeed, Zeman immediately questioned the legitimacy of the coalition government – and called for early parliamentary elections. Meanwhile, elements within his former party are also bracing themselves for trouble from the president-elect.

Miloš Zeman becomes first directly elected president

Radio Prague |
28 January 2013

Miloš Zeman is set to become the first directly elected president in Czech history. Following a divisive campaign, the former Social Democrat prime minister defeated his second-round rival, Karel Schwarzenberg, by 55% to 45%. The former prime minister appeared to have missed his shot at Prague Castle when he lost a parliamentary presidential election in 2003.

Analyst discusses campaigns, turning points and outcome of presidential election

Radio Prague |
28 January 2013

Miloš Zeman was the favourite against Karel Schwarzenberg in the presidential election so his win did not come altogether as a surprise; all the same, observers expected it to be a good deal closer. Radio Prague spoke to political analyst Petr Just about the result.

Ready for round two

Prague Post |
18 January 2013

Country divided as Schwarzenberg, Zeman square off in presidential race

Václav Klaus insinuates Czechs should not vote for 'foreign' Schwarzenberg

Radio Prague |
18 January 2013

Without actually naming any names, the outgoing president, Václav Klaus, appears to have endorsed Miloš Zeman ahead of the second round of the election to succeed him at Prague Castle.

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