Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Politics

Lower house immunity committee elects Communist MP its head

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

The Chamber of Deputies' mandate and immunity committee elected Stanislav Grospič (KSČM) its chairman on Wednesday. His sole rival for the post, Petr Gazdík (STAN), got seven votes while Grospič received 11.

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Chovanec: ANO, SPD, KSČM should admit being allies

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

A coalition of the ANO movement, Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) and the Communists (KSCM) has obviously emerged in the Czech Chamber of Deputies, and the three parties should confess to having become allies, Social Democrat (CSSD) acting head Milan Chovanec told CTK on Wednesday.

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Babiš again invites ODS, Pirates to talks about new gov't

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

ANO movement leader Andrej Babis again called on the Civic Democrats (ODS) and the Pirates to negotiate about a possible joint Czech government before the vote of the chairman of the Chamber of Deputies at its constituent session on Wednesday.

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Lower house elects ANO's Vondráček its chairman

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

The Chamber of Deputies elected Radek Vondráček (ANO) its chairman in a secret ballot on Wednesday, in which 135 of the Chamber's 200 members supported him. Most probably, Vondráček was elected by the votes of his ANO and the deputies for the Pirates, the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) and the Communists (KSČM), who signalled their support beforehand.

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Five politicians running for lower house deputy heads

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

Civic Democrat (ODS) head Petr Fiala, Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) leader Tomio Okamura, Pirate MP Vojtech Pikal, Communist (KSCM) leader Vojtech Filip and Social Democrat (CSSD) MP Jan Hamacek are running for lower house deputy heads, Martin Kolovratnik (ANO) told CTK on Wednesday.

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HN: Division of posts to show who may back Babiš' minority gov't

ČTK |
22 Nov 2017

The division of posts in the new Czech Chamber of Deputies will indicate which parties in it might finally support the nascent one-colour minority cabinet of Andrej Babis' election-winning ANO movement, Jan Stetka writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday.

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Most parties for ANO's Babiš to be released for prosecution

ČTK |
22 Nov 2017

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), Civic Democrats (ODS), Social Democrats (CSSD), TOP 09 and the Pirates will back the release of ANO chairman Andrej Babis and his deputy Jaroslav Faltynek for prosecution, their members told CTK on Tuesday, and other parties voiced the same stance earlier.

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MPs take oath at Chamber of Deputies' constituent session

ČTK |
21 Nov 2017

The Czech Chamber of Deputies resumed its operation after the October 20-21 general election at its constituent session on Monday, opened by the national anthem and a ceremony of MPs taking their oaths of deputies.

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Experts: Ex-PM's entry in presidential campaign breakthrough

ČTK |
21 Nov 2017

Former Czech prime minister Mirek Topolanek's entry into the presidential campaign has been a breakthrough, because he is raising both positive and negative emotions and he could induce the other candidates to make stronger statements, marketing experts have told CTK.

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Vondráček is only candidate for Chamber of Deputies speaker

ČTK |
21 Nov 2017

MP Radek Vondracek (ANO) is the only candidate for the speaker of the lower house of Czech parliament, the house's electoral commission head Martin Kolovratnik (ANO) told CTK after the deadline for submitting the nominations expired on Monday.

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