Sunday, 22 October 2017

Politics

Number of Roma, disabled election candidates falling in ČR

ČTK |
17 Oct 2017

The numbers of the disabled and the Roma people among Czech election candidates have been falling, with no Roma party running in the general election due on Friday and Saturday and no disabled person being among the parties' leading candidates, the two groups' representatives have told CTK.

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Foreign media discuss Babiš's ANO lead in Czech election polls

ČTK |
17 Oct 2017

Foreign media comment on Andrej Babis and his government ANO movement ranking first in the pre-election polls for the upcoming Czech parliamentary election to be held on October 20-21, while some of them label him as a populist.

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More than 9,000 Czechs want to vote abroad

ČTK |
17 Oct 2017

More than 9,000 Czech citizens have registered on the voter lists at Czech embassies to be able to take part in the Czech general election to be held on October 20-21, the Foreign Ministry told CTK on Monday.

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Poll: Support to Pirates rising before elections

ČTK |
17 Oct 2017

The support for the Czech Pirates is surging shortly before the October 20-21 general election, having reached 8.5 percent, largely at the expense of ANO, the Social Democrats (CSSD) and the Communists (KSCM), according to the latest Median agency’s poll released on Monday.

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Právo: People around ANO leader Babiš facing fraud charges

ČTK |
16 Oct 2017

Andrej Babis, chairman of the Czech government ANO movement, and another ten people, including his relatives, are facing fraud charges in connection with a 50-million-crown EU subsidy sent to the Capi hnizdo (Stork Nest) company, daily Pravo wrote on Friday, referring to a trustworthy police source.

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TOP 09 wants next gov't to promote democracy, rule of law

ČTK |
16 Oct 2017

The next Czech government arising from the elections should defend parliamentary democracy and the rule of law, right-wing TOP 09 leader Miroslav Kalousek has told CTK, adding that his party rejects cooperation with the Communists (KSCM) and ANO movement that promote a far more autocratic rule.

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Poll: Young Czechs interested in politics, mistrust politicians

ČTK |
16 Oct 2017

Some 75 percent of young Czechs mistrust politicians, who, they believe, are doing nothing for them, but at the same time, about 80 percent of them are interested in politics and support democracy, a survey of youth groups in the Visegrad Four (V4) states showed, Sona Polak has told CTK.

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Why Americans should (maybe) worry about Czech elections

Foreign Policy |
16 October 2017

This week, Czechs will head to the polls for parliamentary elections and, if things go as expected, will elect as prime minister an embattled tycoon suspected of stealing money from the European Union and of having worked with communist-era secret police. Four big factors will determine the extent to which a Babiš victory could turn the Czechs toward Moscow — or at least against liberal society.

All pollsters show ANO as winner of this weekend's election

ČTK |
16 Oct 2017

Recent public opinion polls released by various agencies have all shown billionaire Andrej Babiš's ANO movement as the clear winner of the October 20-21 general election, in spite of a recent popularity decline, and the Social Democrats or the Communists coming second.

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Experts: Secret police case not to affect Babis' ANO voters

ČTK |
13 Oct 2017

Thursday's verdict of the Slovak Constitutional Court cancelling the previous court decisions that Andrej Babis, leader of the Czech government ANO, was registered wrongly as an agent of the Communist StB secret police, is unlikely to impact ANO's result in the upcoming general election, political scientists have told CTK.

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