Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Politics

Re-elected President Zeman to attend ČSSD election congress

ČTK |
29 Jan 2018

Re-elected Czech President Milos Zeman plans to attend the Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) election congress to be held in Hradec Kralove, east Bohemia, in February to which CSSD acting head Chovanec invited him on Saturday, Zeman's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK on Saturday.

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Zeman: Babiš to have more time for gov't formation

ČTK |
29 Jan 2018

Incumbent Czech President Miloš Zeman said on Saturday that his re-election as head of state meant that PM in resignation Andrej Babiš (ANO) would have enough time for forming his second cabinet.

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Chovanec to run for Social Democrat leader

ČTK |
29 Jan 2018

The acting head of the Social Democrat Party and former interior minister Milan Chovanec will run for the party's chairman at the February election congress, he told ČTK on Sunday.

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Chinese president congratulates Zeman on re-election

ČTK |
29 Jan 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated his Czech counterpart Milos Zeman on his re-election on Saturday, the New China press agency reported on Sunday.

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How (the European) Trump won a second term

Politico |
29 January 2018

He's a septuagenarian who dislikes Muslims, the media and migrants and loves Vladimir Putin. He's detested by urban dwellers and liberal elites who see him as a national embarrassment and a menace to values they hold dear. And he's just won his second term as president.

Foreign media highlight President Zeman's re-election

ČTK |
29 Jan 2018

A supporter of friendly relations with Moscow and a sanctions opponent will remain Czech president, Russian press says, while the Western media write about the victory of anti-EU populism in their commentaries on Milos Zeman's re-election on Sunday.

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Poll: Zeman persuaded more undecided voters than Drahoš

ČTK |
29 Jan 2018

President Milos Zeman succeeded in persuading more undecided voters to support him in the week before the January 26-27 presidential election runoff than his rival, academic Jiri Drahos, according to a Median poll released to CTK on Sunday.

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Poll: Half of people voted for Drahoš to prevent Zeman's victory

ČTK |
29 Jan 2018

Some 47% of the people who voted for academic Jiří Drahoš in the weekend Czech presidential runoff did so mainly to prevent President Miloš Zeman's re-election, shows a poll conducted by the Kantar TNS agency for Czech Television.

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Miloš Zeman: the return of an "active" president and political player

Radio Prague |
29 January 2018

Miloš Zeman became the first Czech head of state to be returned to office in a nationwide poll on January 27. The veteran politician beat challenger, former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences Jiří Drahoš, by around 52% to 48% following a high turnout of around 66.5 percent of eligible voters.

Analyst: Presidential election may have been won by incumbent but new political potential was harnessed

Radio Prague |
29 January 2018

The presidential election between incumbent Miloš Zeman and challenger Jiří Drahoš was, in the end, decided by just over 150,000 thousand votes. "This was a close race, ultimately decided by a few good moves and a few tactical mistakes," says analyst Jiří Pehe.

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