Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Politics

New party wants arms dealer Hynek to be Czech president

ČTK |
22 Aug 2017

The Realists, a new political party that wants to succeed in the autumn general election, on Monday presented Jiri Hynek, head of the Czech Defence and Security Industry Association, as their candidate for the country's president.

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Election favorite faces loss of immunity before vote

Bloomberg |
21 August 2017

Czech lawmakers launched a process to strip billionaire Andrej Babis of his parliamentary immunity over fraud allegations, the biggest challenge to his ambition to lead the country's next government after October elections.

Ex-PM's wife against Pirates using her portrait in campaign

ČTK |
18 Aug 2017

The defence lawyer of former Czech PM's wife Jana Necasova, who has been tried for several suspected offences, has asked the Pirates Party to remove her portrait from its election bus where it figures together with the portraits of four politicians criticised by the Pirates.

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Czech opposition ODS presents 12 conditions of gov't entry

ČTK |
18 Aug 2017

A lowering of taxes and the abolition of the sales electronic registration (EET) are among the 12 conditions of the Czech rightist opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS), which presented them under the name the Vysehrad Declaration on Thursday.

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Zeman can seek re-election in 2018

ČTK |
17 Aug 2017

President Miloš Zeman has enough signatures to seek re-election in 2018 as he collected over 59,000 of them by Wednesday, while 50,000 are needed, Zeman's wife Ivana Zemanova, the head of his petition team, has told journalists.

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Právo: Social Democrats sack US advisors

ČTK |
16 Aug 2017

Czech Social Democrats (ČSSD) have ended cooperation with US advisors before their campaign for the October general election, daily Právo wrote on Tuesday. In their frantic efforts to gain voters, the Social Democrats have changed tack, the paper said.

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Record 31 parties apply for running in Czech general election

ČTK |
16 Aug 2017

Thirty-one election entities have applied for running in the October 20-21 Czech election to the lower house, which is the highest number in the history of the Czech Republic, ČTK reported.

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STAN reveals lists of election candidates, Farský is leader

ČTK |
15 Aug 2017

Deputy Jan Farsky will be the Czech Mayors and Independents' (STAN) national leader in the October 20-21 general election and he is the number one candidate in Prague, the STAN national committee decided on Monday, approving STAN's lists of candidates in all 14 regions.

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Opinion poll: Czechs prefer right to left

ČTK |
14 Aug 2017

Over one-third of Czech say they prefer the right part of the political spectrum, while preference for the left was only expressed by 27 percent in a poll conducted by the CVVM polling institute in June and released on Friday.

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ANO's Faltýnek not to resign as MP over Čapí hnízdo case

ČTK |
14 Aug 2017

The Czech government ANO movement's deputy chairman Jaroslav Faltynek sees his prosecution in the Capi hnizdo (Stork Nest) case as police bullying and he will not resign as a lawmaker, he said on public Czech Television on Thursday.

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