Saturday, 16 December 2017

Politics

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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Committee to start debating Babiš's release on Nov 28

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

The Czech Chamber of Deputies' mandate and immunity committee will start discussing the police request for the release of ANO head Andrej Babis and his deputy Jaroslav Faltynek for criminal prosecution next Tuesday, the committee chairman Stanislav Grospic told journalists on Friday.

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Lower house elects four deputy heads, Fiala fails for now

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

The lower house elected Vojtěch Pikal (Pirates), Tomio Okamura (SPD), Vojtěch Filip (KSČM) and Jan Hamáček (ČSSD) its deputy chairmen on Friday while Petr Fiala (ODS), the only candidate for the fifth seat, failed in the secret ballot and a new election has to be held.

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Outgoing Czech gov't to hand in resignation on Wednesday

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

The outgoing Czech centre-left government will hand in its resignation at its next meeting on Wednesday, November 29, PM Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) said after the constituent session of the new lower house of parliament ended on Friday.

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Former ČSSD MPs' head Tejc leaving party

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

Jeronym Tejc, 40, former head of the Czech Social Democrats'(CSSD) deputy group, will leave the party after 20 years, he announced at the CSSD's regional conference in Breclav on Saturday.

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Deputy minister calling Roma names leaves ČSSD

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

Czech Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Karel Novotny, municipal official of Most, who compared the Roma to jellyfish, is leaving the Social Democratic Party (CSSD), the Aktualne.cz news site wrote on Saturday.

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PM Sobotka rejects call for his resignation as deputy

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

Outgoing Czech PM and former Social Democrats (CSSD) head Bohuslav Sobotka will not give up his deputy's mandate for which a regional conference of the CSSD branch in South Moravia called on Saturday due to the party's poor election results, he told CTK on Saturday.

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Pospíšil to head TOP 09 party, replacing Kalousek

ČTK |
27 Nov 2017

MEP Jiri Pospisil, 42, was elected the Czech TOP 09 right-wing party's new chairman, replacing Miroslav Kalousek, at the party's election congress on Sunday.

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