Thursday, 14 December 2017

Politics

Committee asks officials to attend meeting over Babiš's release

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

Czech lower house mandate and immunity committee asked the investigator and the state attorney in the case of a suspected fraud by ANO head Andrej Babis and deputy head Jaroslav Faltynek to attend its meeting dealing with their release for prosecution, Stanislav Grospic said on Tuesday.

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Šlechtová confirms she is candidate for defence minister

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

Outgoing Regional Development Minister Karla Šlechtová (for ANO) has confirmed that she is a candidate for defence minister in the minority cabinet prepared by the election-winning ANO leader Andrej Babiš, Czech Television reported on Tuesday.

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MPs establish commissions amid protests by ANO's opponents

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

The Czech Chamber of Deputies established its control and other commissions on Tuesday, with lineups based on parties' proportional representation, a system that was pushed through by ANO, the SPD and the Communists (KSCM), while others wanted each party to have one seat in each commission.

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State to give half billion to parties for election result

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

The ten parties and movements that fared the best of all in the October 20-21 general election, are to receive a total of 482 million crowns worth a state subsidy to help them cover their election costs, according to a resolution the Chamber of Deputies passed on Tuesday.

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Babiš to present his gov't draft lineup to Zeman today

ČTK |
28 Nov 2017

Andrej Babis, chairman of the election-winning ANO and next PM, will present the proposals for ministers in his nascent minority cabinet to President Milos Zeman at their meeting at Prague Castle, the presidential seat, on Tuesday afternoon.

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Pirates to choose new board, Bartoš to defend chairmanship

ČTK |
28 Nov 2017

The Pirate Party, a newcomer to Czech parliament, will elect its new leadership in early January with Ivan Bartos defending the post of chairman, the party's spokeswoman Karolina Sadilkova told media on Monday.

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PM: ČSSD should refrain from signs of intolerance

ČTK |
28 Nov 2017

Social Democrats (CSSD) will lose the voters who still support them after the October general election if they continue to send out signals of intolerance, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka (CSSD) said on Monday, reacting to the CSSD South Moravian branch's call on him to resign as a deputy.

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Lower house to elect deputy head, vote on MPs' prosecution

ČTK |
28 Nov 2017

The Czech Chamber of Deputies will elect its remaining fifth deputy chairperson whose seat remains vacant at its second plenary session starting today, and it will deal with other internal affairs and also with the police request for the release of three MPs for prosecution.

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Sean Hanley: Babiš's technocratic populism has replaced right-wing politics of previous decades

Radio Prague |
28 November 2017

Dr. Sean Hanley is an expert on democracy and parties in the Czech Republic and is the author of The New Right in the New Europe: Czech transformation and right-wing politics.

Pekarová Adamová elected TOP 09 first deputy chairwoman

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

MP Markéta Pekarová Adamová was elected the right-wing TOP 09 party's first deputy chairwoman receiving 140 votes of its congress delegates out of 173 on Sunday. She will become deputy to the new TOP 09 chairman Jiří Pospíšil who is replacing Miroslav Kalousek.

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