Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Politics

ANO backs Zeman in presidential contest

ČTK |
23 Jan 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO called on its members, voters and followers to vote for President Milos Zeman in the second round of the presidential race as he is an experienced politician and ANO identifies itself with his attitudes, Jaroslav Faltynek, head of the ANO deputy group, said on Monday.

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ANO insisting on Babiš as next prime minister

ČTK |
23 Jan 2018

The ANO board unanimously confirmed Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) as its only candidate for prime minister for another government on Monday, ANO deputy chairwoman Jaroslava Pokorná Jermanová told journalists.

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Czech presidential challenger Drahoš ahead of incumbent Zeman in poll

Reuters |
23 January 2018

Independent challenger Jiří Drahoš holds a narrow lead over Miloš Zeman, the incumbent president of the Czech Republic, before this weekend's election, but undecided voters could tilt the balance, an opinion poll showed on Monday.

Russian dissident supports Czech presidential bidder Drahoš

ČTK |
22 Jan 2018

Pavel Litvinov, one of the eight participants in a protest against the 1968 occupation of Czechoslovakia in Moscow's Red Square, wrote a letter expressing his support for Drahos in the presidential runoff, which historian Adam Hradilek has sent to CTK.

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Presidential debate to be in Prague Rudolfinum hall

ČTK |
22 Jan 2018

The public broadcaster Czech Television (CT) will broadcast the election debate of incumbent President Milos Zeman and former Science of Academy chairman Jiri Drahos in the Prague Rudolfinum building on Thursday, CT spokeswoman Karolina Blinkova told journalists on Friday.

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Mountfield dismisses joining pro-Zeman presidential campaign

ČTK |
22 Jan 2018

The Mountfield company rejects being linked to the campaign in support of Milos Zeman's re-election as Czech president, its spokeswoman Katerina Bohmova said on Friday, reacting to media reports about an advertisement lashing out at Jiri Drahos, Zeman's rival in the upcoming presidential runoff.

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Head of Prague Social Democrats resigns

ČTK |
22 Jan 2018

The director of the Motol University Hospital in Prague, Miloslav Ludvik, resigned as chairman of the Prague branch of Social Democrats (CSSD) at its regional conference on Friday, three sources from the party have told journalists.

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Social Democrats faction wants direct election of leader

ČTK |
22 Jan 2018

Critics of the current leadership of Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) will demand a change in the party rules, thanks to which the new party leader could be elected by all party members, former South Bohemia governor Jiri Zimola told journalists at their meeting on Saturday.

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Štěpánek elected leader of Green Party

ČTK |
22 Jan 2018

Petr Stepanek, Mayor of Prague 4, was elected new leader of Czech Greens on Saturday, replacing Matej Stropnicky who resigned after Greens' failure in October election.

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The Greens supporting Drahoš in presidential election

ČTK |
22 Jan 2018

The Greens support Jiri Drahos as the presidential candidate against incumbent President Milos Zeman in the second round of the vote, Matous Vencalek, a member of the party board, told journalists on Sunday.

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