Thursday, 23 November 2017

Politics

Zeman: No changes ahead of Czech foreign, domestic policy

ČTK |
30 Oct 2017

A new Czech government is not about to reverse the domestic or foreign policy, President Milos Zeman said at his regular meeting with foreign diplomats working in the Czech Republic on Friday.

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ANO leader Babiš to try to form minority cabinet

ČTK |
30 Oct 2017

Andrej Babiš, head of the election-winning ANO, will try to form a minority Czech government of ANO ministers and unaffiliated experts, Babiš told iDNES.cz on Friday, reacting to the refusal of other parties to join a coalition with ANO. Babiš said the government should be partly fulfilling the programme of all parties. He said he preferred support from the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats, ANO's former coalition partners.

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Babiš's gov't may rule long even without parliament's support

ČTK |
30 Oct 2017

A possible cabinet led by Andrej Babis, whose ANO movement clearly won the Czech general election one week ago, could rule the country for a long time even if it did not get the required majority support in the Chamber of Deputies.

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KSČM's Filip to seek post of lower house deputy chairman

ČTK |
30 Oct 2017

The Czech Communists (KSCM) have rejected the idea of their joining a government coalition led by the ANO movement or providing silent support to ANO's minority cabinet, KSCM chairman Vojtech Filip told CTK after a meeting of the party's broad leadership on Friday.

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Social Democrat leaders to leave next April

ČTK |
30 Oct 2017

The current Czech Social Democrat leadership will leave at the party's national congress next April, acting leader Milan Chovanec told journalists on Saturday.

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ANO leader Babiš: Coalition talks make no sense

ČTK |
30 Oct 2017

It is useless to conduct talks on a coalition government at the moment since other parties do not want to discuss its programme, Andrej Babis, leader of the Czech election-winning ANO, told the commercial television station Prima on Sunday.

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Pirates to support ANO's candidate for Chamber head

ČTK |
30 Oct 2017

The deputy group of the Pirates decided on Sunday that they will support Radek Vondracek from Andrej Babis's ANO, the election winner, for the post of chairman of the Czech Chamber of Deputies, party leader Ivan Bartos has told journalists.

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ANO rule out including Mayors or TOP 09 in future coalition

Radio Prague |
27 October 2017

Election winners ANO have ruled out speaking to representatives of the Mayors and Independents Group or TOP 09 in a second round of talks on forming a new government, the party's leader, Andrej Babiš, told Czech Television on Wednesday evening.

Leadership of Zeman fans' party to end over election fiasco

ČTK |
27 Oct 2017

The leadership of the Czech extra-parliamentary Citizens Rights Party (SPO), which was founded by President Milos Zeman's fans in 2009 and originally bore his name, will end due to the poor election results it the weekend general election, the SPO announced on its website on Thursday.

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Okamura: SPD, ANO agree on promoting general referendum bill

ČTK |
27 Oct 2017

The Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) and the ANO movement have agreed on promoting a bill on general referendum at their post-election meeting on Thursday, SPD head Tomio Okamura said, adding that ANO plegded to ponder a restriction of asylum for Muslims and a ban on sharia in the Czech Republic.

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