Friday, 24 November 2017

Politics

Five politicians running for lower house deputy heads

ČTK |
23 Nov 2017

Civic Democrat (ODS) head Petr Fiala, Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) leader Tomio Okamura, Pirate MP Vojtech Pikal, Communist (KSCM) leader Vojtech Filip and Social Democrat (CSSD) MP Jan Hamacek are running for lower house deputy heads, Martin Kolovratnik (ANO) told CTK on Wednesday.

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HN: Division of posts to show who may back Babiš' minority gov't

ČTK |
22 Nov 2017

The division of posts in the new Czech Chamber of Deputies will indicate which parties in it might finally support the nascent one-colour minority cabinet of Andrej Babis' election-winning ANO movement, Jan Stetka writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday.

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Most parties for ANO's Babiš to be released for prosecution

ČTK |
22 Nov 2017

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), Civic Democrats (ODS), Social Democrats (CSSD), TOP 09 and the Pirates will back the release of ANO chairman Andrej Babis and his deputy Jaroslav Faltynek for prosecution, their members told CTK on Tuesday, and other parties voiced the same stance earlier.

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MPs take oath at Chamber of Deputies' constituent session

ČTK |
21 Nov 2017

The Czech Chamber of Deputies resumed its operation after the October 20-21 general election at its constituent session on Monday, opened by the national anthem and a ceremony of MPs taking their oaths of deputies.

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Experts: Ex-PM's entry in presidential campaign breakthrough

ČTK |
21 Nov 2017

Former Czech prime minister Mirek Topolanek's entry into the presidential campaign has been a breakthrough, because he is raising both positive and negative emotions and he could induce the other candidates to make stronger statements, marketing experts have told CTK.

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Vondráček is only candidate for Chamber of Deputies speaker

ČTK |
21 Nov 2017

MP Radek Vondracek (ANO) is the only candidate for the speaker of the lower house of Czech parliament, the house's electoral commission head Martin Kolovratnik (ANO) told CTK after the deadline for submitting the nominations expired on Monday.

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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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