Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Politics

ODS causes upset, wins most Senate seats

Prague Daily Monitor |
15 Oct 2018

The Civic Democrats won the Senate elections with 9 seats, after results were declared in the second round run-offs on Saturday evening. ODS senators won several runoffs against candidates from PM Andrej Babis's ANO movement, despite being behind them in the first round results. The Social Democrats who were defending 13 seats only managed to save one of those, and lost 12, supplementing their wipeout in the communal elections last week. A record number of independent/unaffiliated candidates also made into the Senate this year.

Why are there so few Roma politicians?

Radio Prague |
15 October 2018

Whereas in 1990 there were eight Roma MPs in the Czechoslovak Parliament, today there are none and candidates who belong to the minority have not had much success in the recent communal elections either.

Pirates leader Hřib expects to be mayor

Prague Daily Monitor |
12 Oct 2018

Czech Television reports that Zdeněk Hřib, leader of the Pirates, expects to be mayor of Prague and remains quite steadfast in his demand. Officially the leaders of all three parties of the proposed coalition including Jan Čižinský from Praha sobě and Jiří Pospíšil from TOP 09 are potential mayors.

Prospective Prague coalition meets again

Prague Daily Monitor |
12 Oct 2018

Experts from the Pirates, Praha sobe and the TOP 09/STAN led alliance met on Thursday to discuss combining their political agendas and other details of the emerging coalition.

Senator from Prague 2 Michálek calls on his opponent Hilšer to give up the fight

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Oct 2018

iDNES.cz reports that Libor Michalek the Senator from Prague 2 for the Pirates, who is defending his seat against former Presidential candidate Marek Hilser, called on Hilser to quit the race.

Experts from Pirates, Praha sobě and Spojené síly meet

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Oct 2018

Czech Television reports that experts from the Pirates, citizens' movement Praha sobě and the TOP 09/STAN led alliance met on Wednesday to discuss their programs, and how a joint one could be agreed upon for Prague.

ODS, KDU-ČSL, ČSSD & Pirates take Brno

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 Oct 2018

In a major upset to ANO which won the Brno city hall elections, the ODS, KDU-ČSL, ČSSD and the Pirates formed a grand coalition of the losers, to take control of the city on Tuesday. ANO which emerged as the largest party with 18 seats, was outsmarted by the grand coalition as it struggled to make a deal with the ODS which was second with 14 seats.

Bek wins vote for Senate in Brno-město in first round

Brno Daily |
9 October 2018

Mikuláš Bek, rector of the Masaryk University in Brno, won the first round of the Senate elections in the Brno Senate district No. 59, otherwise known as Brno-město, with nearly 40% of the vote. Jaromír Ostrý, the candidate for ANO, received around 20% less. Both candidates qualify for the second round.

ANO wins, ODS comes second, Žít Brno and Greens drop back in Brno municipal elections

Brno Daily |
9 October 2018

There will be six political parties and groupings in the new government of the City of Brno for the next four years, two fewer than in the previous one. Coalition negotiations in the upcoming days will determine the governing parties of the council.

Prague 10 sees major changes

Prague Daily Monitor |
9 Oct 2018

The city's largest district saw a major political reshuffle as the established parties were pushed to wayside and the citizens group VLASTA and the Pirates won the district.

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