Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Politics

Survey: Most Czechs dissatisfied with election result

ČTK |
20 Nov 2017

A majority of Czechs are dissatisfied with the October general election result, while 43 percent are satisfied with it, according to the STEM agency's poll results released to CTK on Thursday.

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ANO supports KSČM leader for Chamber deputy head

ČTK |
20 Nov 2017

The ANO movement will support the nomination of Communist (KSCM) leader Vojtech Filip for the post of deputy chairman of the lower house of Czech parliament and the KSCM will support ANO MP Radek Vondracek nominated for the house's chairman, Filip told journalists on Thursday.

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Eighteen parties break rules of election campaign

ČTK |
20 Nov 2017

The Czech office supervising the financing of political parties imposed fines worth 600,000 crowns in total on 18 groupings running in the October general election for violating the rules for the election campaign financing, the office's head Vojtech Weis said on its website.

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Half of Czechs approve of Babiš, Zeman's post-election steps

ČTK |
20 Nov 2017

Almost a half of Czechs approve of the post-election steps taken by the victorious ANO movement's chairman Andrej Babis and President Milos Zeman, a poll the Median agency conducted for Czech Radio has shown.

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ČSSD to hold congress Feb 18 to react to election flop

ČTK |
20 Nov 2017

The Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) extraordinary national congress reacting to the party's failure in the October general election will be held in Hradec Kralove on February 18, the CSSD broad leadership decided on Sunday, the party has tweeted.

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Court: Ministry, parliament must react to election flaws

ČTK |
20 Nov 2017

The Czech Interior Ministry and parliament must react to the flaws in the October general election that the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS) found while checking the election result in Central Bohemia, NSS judge Tomas Langasek said when presenting the verdict following the check on Sunday.

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Běhounek to seek ČSSD chairmanship on certain conditions

ČTK |
20 Nov 2017

Jiri Behounek, governor of the Vysocina Region, announced at the Social Democrat (CSSD) broad leadership's meeting on Sunday that he might run for the post of CSSD head on certain conditions such as the return to high party posts by some previously ousted officials.

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Tomáš Pajonk becomes new head of Free Citizens' Party

ČTK |
20 Nov 2017

Tomas Pajonk, a regional assemblyman in Zlin, south Moravia, became new head of the Free Citizens' Party, the strongest Czech extra-parliamentary party in terms of election results, winning the online vote of the party's members on Sunday, its spokesman Martin Rumler has told CTK.

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Ministry rejects 11 Czech presidential candidates

ČTK |
16 Nov 2017

Eleven contenders for the Czech presidential post have not met the legal requirements either because their bids are not supported by signatures of enough lawmakers or people or because they submitted their bid too late, the Interior Ministry wrote on Wednesday.

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ODS, KDU, STAN, TOP ally ahead of first lower house session

ČTK |
16 Nov 2017

ODS, TOP 09, KDU-ČSL and STAN parties have formed a Democratic Bloc alliance for acting jointly at the Chamber of Deputies' constituent session, they said on Wednesday, adding that they will not back ANO's nominee for lower house chairman and want two seats of deputy chairpersons.

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