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Politics

Czech president to appoint new cabinet on Wednesday

U.S. News & World Report/Reuters |
26 June 2018

Czech President Milos Zeman will appoint members of a new cabinet on Wednesday following eight months of political instability after last October's election, a spokesman for the president said on Monday.

Zeman and Babis seemingly at odds over Poche nomination

Radio Prague |
25 June 2018

President Miloš Zeman says that the Social Democrats' nominee for minister of foreign affairs, Miroslav Poche, has not been proposed to him as a cabinet member by the prime designate, Andrej Babiš of ANO. The president said in an interview on Sunday that there had been a blank space by foreign affairs in a list of ministerial candidates he received from Mr. Babiš.

Zeman to meet ministerial nominees, receive list from Babis

Radio Prague |
25 June 2018

President Miloš Zeman will on Monday meet ministerial candidates for a government being assembled by ANO leader Andrej Babiš. The head of state will play host at his residence near Prague to several prospective ministers nominated by both ANO and the Social Democrats, who are set to form a two-party minority coalition backed by the Communists on key votes.

Czech president set to appoint new government in coming days

Business Insider/Reuters |
25 June 2018

Czech president Milos Zeman said on Sunday he may appoint a new two-party cabinet on Tuesday or Wednesday following eight months of political instability after last October's election.

Babiš to reveal ministerial nominees on Friday

Radio Prague |
22 June 2018

Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš of ANO plans to announce on Friday afternoon the names of nominees for a minority government he is attempting to form with the Social Democrats. On the same day President Miloš Zeman is due to hold a meeting with the Social Democrats' candidate for foreign minister, Miroslav Poche, who both Mr. Zeman and the ANO leader are opposed to.

Attention centres on Zeman-Poche meeting as coalition saga drags on

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

The saga over the formation of a new government continues, with all eyes now on a planned meeting later this week between President Zeman and Miroslav Poche, the Social Democrats' candidate for foreign affairs in a proposed minority coalition with ANO.

Activist and ex-presidential candidate Dr Marek Hilšer announces run for the Senate

Radio Prague |
20 June 2018

Czech doctor and political activist Marek Hilšer first made headlines in 2014, when he and a colleague stripped to the waist at a government press conference to protest Russian aggression towards Ukraine and show support for the EU and Nato. Now he is running for the Senate, to represent Prague districts 2 and 3.

Social Democrat Štěch for pulling out of coalition deal with ANO over Poche

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Senior Social Democrat Milan Štěch says the party should pull out of a deal with ANO to form a coalition if it is broken before it can even come into effect. The speaker of the Senate was responding to ANO leader Andrej Babiš's refusal of the Social Democrats' nominee for the post of foreign minister, Miroslav Poche.

President, KSČM leader openly reject foreign minister nomination

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš presented his proposed new cabinet line-up to the Czech president for approval on Sunday. But the political uncertainty is not over, with the foreign minister nomination proving controversial.

ANO and Social Democrats agree to form coalition government

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

Social Democrat leader Jan Hamáček said on Friday that an internal party-wide referendum had approved forming a coalition government with Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš's ANO movement. Just under 60 per cent of Social Democrats voted in favour of the move.

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