Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Politics

ODS calls for Klaus Jr. to leave parliamentary group

Prague Daily Monitor |
14 Mar 2019

Právo reports that the ODS called for MP Vaclav Klaus Jr. to leave the party's parliamentary caucus, after remarks he made on Tuesday, when he compared the Chamber of Deputies to the Centre for Jewish Emigration of the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The ODS' parliamentary group passed on their ultimatum to Klaus Jr on Wednesday evening. Klaus Jr. indicated he would not leave, and dared the party to expel him.

ANO continues to dominate Czech politics

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Mar 2019

The latest political opinion polls for the period between February 9th and March 1st, underline the dominance Prime Minister Andrej Babis' ANO party, continues to have on Czech politics. The polls which were conducted by Kantar CZ for Czech Television, have ANO at 31%, comfortably ahead of the Pirates at 17.5%.

Opposition calls for Vondracek's resignation after 2017 parliamentary celebrations come to light

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Mar 2019

The opposition called for the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Radek Vondracek's (ANO) resignation, after pictures of him playing the guitar, standing on the Speaker's table in Parliament, emerged in public.

Social Democrats add fresh faces to leadership line-up, but is the orange party really getting redder?

Radio Prague |
5 March 2019

At their party congress this weekend, the Social Democrats re-elected Minister of Interior Jan Hamáček chairman and elevated rising political star Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček to deputy chairman. Delegates also endorsed a revised party platform, representing a shift some observers view as more radically left.

Hamáček says he will not change ČSSD ministers

Prague Daily Monitor |
25 Feb 2019

Jan Hamáček, who leads the Social Democrats, the junior partner in the current governing coalition, told Právo on the weekend that he was against changing some of the ČSSD's ministers in the government, despite outside pressure to do so.

ČSSD and Greens to support Pirate Petr Daubner for Prague 9 Senate seat

Prague Daily Monitor |
19 Feb 2019

Právo reports that a unique cross-party coalition of the Pirates, ČSSD, Greens and the citizen's grouping Senator 21, will support Petr Daubner in the upcoming Prague 9 Senate byelection in April. Daubner is currently a Prague 9 councilman for the Pirates.

Quo vadis, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš? For everyone, to Europe.

Radio Prague |
19 February 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has been re-elected chairman of the ANO party that he founded seven years ago, running unopposed at the party's congress on Sunday. Polls show Mr. Babiš remains the most popular, trusted politician in parliament, and ANO would win general elections if held today. So, what direction is he looking to take the party – and the country?

Babiš and Faltýnek remain as ANO leaders

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Feb 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Jaroslav Faltýnek, ANO's parliamentary leader, were re-elected to their posts of party President and First Vice President, respectively. ANO's party congress took place on Sunday and Babiš received the support of 206 out of the 238 delegates present.

Pirates and ODS lose voter support in poll

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Feb 2019

The latest Kantar CZ political opinion poll for Czech Television, for the month of January, shows that support for the Pirates and the ODS has declined, since November. ANO continues to lead the pack, with 32.5% of the vote, but the second and third ranked Pirates and ODS, have each seen their vote share drop by 2.5%, to 16.5% and 13.5% respectively, from November.

Why is it so hard to remove a Czech president?

Radio Prague |
11 February 2019

A group of Czech senators recently accused President Miloš Zeman of gross violation of the Constitution and began drafting an official bill of impeachment. However, the chances of the liberal Senator 21 group finding the support to force out the head of state seem extremely slim. But why is it so hard to remove a Czech president?

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