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Barták resigns as deputy finance minister

Czech Position |
29 March 2011

FM Miroslav Kalousek said the investigation involving ex-defense minister Martin Barták over attempted bribery has been protracted.

ČSSD regain Senate majority

Czech Position |
28 March 2011

The main opposition Social Democrats (ČSSD) have regained a majority in Senate with the election of Jiří Dienstbier Jr. to the seat representing Kladno left vacant after the death in January of his father, the country's first post-communist foreign minister. With Dienstbier's victory, the ČSSD now have 41 seats in the 81-seat upper house of Parliament. Although the Senate has the power to veto legislation, the center-right coalition has a comfortable majority of 118 seat in the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies.

Poll: Communists take third place as TOP 09 drops

Czech Position |
25 March 2011

The two left-wing parties in Parliament now hold first and third place in voter preference; Public Affairs shows monthly biggest gain.

Coalition crisis looms amid calls for Vondra to go

Czech Position |
25 March 2011

Seemingly unimpressed by Defense Minister Alexandr Vondra's (Civic Democrats, ODS) explanation Thursday of his role in the ProMoPro affair, TOP 09 parliamentary group chairman Petr Gazdík and the party's deputy chairman, Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek, have called for Vondra to resign voluntarily or be forced to step down. Gazdík said this was imperative to restore trust in the center-right coalition government, of which TOP 09 and Public Affairs (VV) are junior coalition partners.

NKÚ head faces another criminal complaint

Czech Position |
25 March 2011

A parliamentary committee has filed a criminal complaint against the Supreme Audit Office president for refusing an audit.

HN: President opposes Libya air campaign

Bloomberg |
23 March 2011

President Václav Klaus spoke out against the allied forces' air campaign over Libya, calling it a "declaration of war", Hospodářské noviny reported him as saying before the European Commission summit yesterday.

Czech interest in politics waning on all fronts

Czech Position |
21 March 2011

Most Czechs follow domestic politics to some degree, but just 10% are truly concerned and even fewer get involved, CVVM says.

Is Donald Duck the ideal Social Democrat leader?

Czech Position |
18 March 2011

The 36th conference of the left-wing Czech Social Democrats is set to take place March 18–19. One of the most important items on the agenda will be the election of a new party leader.

Extremist to become adviser to Education Minister

Romea |
17 March 2011

Ladislav Bátora, a controversial figure due to his activities in the extremist National Party and other matters, will become an adviser to Education Minister Josef Dobeš starting in April. The Czech daily Právo reported the news Wednesday, claiming it is from a reliable source.

Sobotka, not Hašek, likely new ČSSD leader

Czech Position |
16 March 2011

Bohuslav Sobotka's biggest rival to head the Social Democrats (ČSSD) is the young reformer Michal Hašek.

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