Sunday, 25 June 2017

Politics

Czech Social Democrats approve Zaorálek as election leader

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

The Czech Social Democrat (ČSSD) Central Executive Committee confirmed the selection of Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek as the party's leader for the October election and the party's manifesto at its programme conference Saturday.

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Right rejects Social Democrat manifesto as populist

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

The election manifesto unveiled by Czech Social Democrats (ČSSD) Saturday is populist and it contains the promises that cannot be made good, representatives of the right-wing opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS) and TOP 09 have said.

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PM Sobotka welcomes victory of Macron's party

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

It is a good thing that after the landslide victory of his party in the parliamentary election French President Emmanuel Macron will have a clear parliamentary majority, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) said yesterday.

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Leading Social Democrats are against Paroubek's comeback

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

Former Czech Prime Minister and leader of Social Democrats (ČSSD) Jiří Paroubek will not be accepted again to the party, ČSSD election leader Lubomír Zaorálek told journalists yesterday, reacting to Paroubek's plan to re-enter it.

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PM's resignation is government resignation, judge says

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

Resignation of a prime minister clearly means the resignation of the whole government, the chairman of the Czech Constitutional Court (US), Pavel Rychetsky, told Czech Television yesterday, taking issue with the interpretation of the question by President Miloš Zeman.

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Chovanec is temporary ČSSD manager for general elections

ČTK |
16 Jun 2017

Milan Chovanec, the fresh leader of the Social Democrats, has replaced Jan Birke in the post of the ČSSD manager for the autumn general elections, the party said in a press release on Thursday.

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Social Democrats opt for "double leadership" strategy - but what impact will it have?

Radio Prague |
16 June 2017

With only four months to go before general elections, the Social Democrats are taking a most unorthodox step in a bid to try and claw back at least some of the support they have been losing in the opinion polls. Radio Prague discussed the Social Democrats' move with political scientist Petr Just.

Čuba gives up senator's pay, keeps his seat in upper house

ČTK |
15 Jun 2017

Frantisek Cuba (Citizens' Rights Party, SPO) has decided to give up his pay of a Czech senator over his long absence from the Senate due to a long disease, but he keeps his mandate and wants to perform it from his home ward in south Moravia, he wrote in a letter that SPO head Jan Veleba presented on Wednesday.

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Zeman: Division of posts at ČSSD's helm reasonable

ČTK |
15 Jun 2017

The prepared division of functions at the helm of the senior government Social Democratic Party (CSSD) is a reasonable solution, President Milos Zeman indicated at a press conference at the end of his visit to the South Bohemia Region on Wednesday.

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PM Sobotka: Zaorálek to bring energy, ideas, determination

ČTK |
15 Jun 2017

Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, who will become the new election leader of the Social Democrats (CSSD), will bring new energy, ideas and determination, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (CSSD), who will leave the posts of party and election leader on Thursday, told journalists on Wednesday.

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