Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Politics

Presidential election campaign officially begins

ČTK |
29 Aug 2017

The campaign before the Czech direct presidential election, due next January, officially started today when the decision on the election's date was promulgated in the Digest of Laws.

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Minister denies political background of Babiš' prosecution

ČTK |
28 Aug 2017

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec rejects President Miloš Zeman's words that the police request to release two parliament members, Andrej Babiš and Jaroslav Faltýnek (both government ANO), for criminal prosecution before the Czech general election is a provocation, spokeswoman Lucie Nováková said yesterday.

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Zeman will not be re-elected, Czech PM tells Austrian press

ČTK |
28 Aug 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka believes that current President Miloš Zeman will not be re-elected in January and that the political culture at Prague Castle, the presidential seat, will change with his departure, he has said in an interview with Austrian daily Die Presse.

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Právo: President Zeman openly backs favourite Babiš against police

ČTK |
28 Aug 2017

President Miloš Zeman, who has controversially challenged the police request for the release of MP and billionaire ANO leader Andrej Babiš for prosecution, did so to show that he is an ally Babiš can rely on, Josef Koukal writes in daily Právo Saturday.

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KDU-ČSL's election programme focuses on family, schools

ČTK |
28 Aug 2017

Better conditions for families, a more effective school system and support for innovation and for landscape and agricultural land are the priorities the Czech centrist Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) mention in their programme ahead of the October 20-21 general election.

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ANO-ČSSD would be optimal govt coalition after elections, Zeman says

ČTK |
28 Aug 2017

The forming of a coalition government of the ANO movement and the Social Democrats (ČSSD) would be an optimal combination after the Czech October 20-21 general election on the unsatisfactory current political scene, President Miloš Zeman has told Blesk.cz server.

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Poll: ANO would win Czech elections now, SPD on rise

ČTK |
28 Aug 2017

The ANO movement would win the Czech general election, if held now, with 26.5 percent of the vote, followed by its government partner Social Democrats (ČSSD) with 14.5% and the opposition Communists (KSČM) with 13%, Median agency's fresh election model has shown.

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ODS: Babiš should leave Czech parliament

ČTK |
25 Aug 2017

ANO leader Andrej Babis should give up his seat in the Czech Chamber of Deputies over a scandal with EU subsidies if he insists on his April statement that parliamentary immunity should only relate to what is said in the lower house, Civic Democratic Party (ODS) leader Petr Fiala said on Thursday.

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Teachers' pay rise, freedom awareness are STAN's priorities

ČTK |
25 Aug 2017

A steep raising of teachers' pay, education, people's democratic awareness, the completion of key motorways and accessible justice are among the priorities of the election programme the opposition Czech Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement discussed at its conference on Thursday.

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Justice minister: Police request for Babiš' release motivated by elections

ČTK |
23 Aug 2017

Justice Minister Robert Pelikan (ANO) insists that the police request for the release of ANO chairman Andrej Babis for prosecution over the Capi hnizdo case is motivated by an effort to influence the October general election result, he told journalists on Tuesday.

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