Sunday, 20 August 2017

Politics

STAN to decide on election coalition with KDU-ČSL next week

ČTK |
19 Jul 2017

The opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement will decide on whether to replace the election coalition of the STAN and the government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) with STAN candidates running on KDU-ČSL lists next week, STAN head Petr Gazdík told ČTK yesterday.

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Gov't fails to push through bills before new elections

ČTK |
17 Jul 2017

Government-sponsored bills repeatedly failed in the Chamber of Deputies three months before the end of the election period, although the ruling coalition of the Social Democrats (ČSSD), the ANO movement and the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) holds a comfortable majority in the Czech parliament.

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Opposition leader wants to cancel Czech MPs' visit to China

ČTK |
17 Jul 2017

Opposition TOP 09 leader Miroslav Kalousek called today on the Czech Chamber of Deputies' leadership to call off the planned trip of MPs to China due to the death of Chinese dissident, poet and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

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ANO still having comfortable lead in polls

ČTK |
17 Jul 2017

Food and media mogul Andrej Babis's ANO would win the election to the Czech Chamber of Deputies with 29.3 percent if it were held at the end of June and beginning of July, according to a poll conducted by the Focus polling institute and released Friday.

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Sme: Czech parties face dilemma of cooperation with Babiš

ČTK |
14 Jul 2017

Democratic parties in the Czech Republic will face a difficult dilemma of whether they should give up their programme and form a coalition with Andrej Babis's ANO movement or cooperate with him at least after the October general election, Slovak daily Sme wrote on Thursday.

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TOP 09, LES parties agree on election cooperation

ČTK |
13 Jul 2017

The opposition conservative TOP 09 and the extra-parliamentary Liberal Ecological Party (LES), headed by former environment minister Martin Bursík, have agreed on joint lists of candidates for the October 20-21 general election, the Aktuálně.cz news site reported on Wednesday.

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ODS to look for seven wonders of Czech Republic

ČTK |
12 Jul 2017

The opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS) along with ordinary people will look for interesting places in the Czech Republic within the project "Seven Wonders of Czechia" during the summer holidays, ODS leader Petr Fiala told journalists on Tuesday.

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Respekt: Czech state seeks to avoid interfering in elections

ČTK |
11 Jul 2017

Czech authorities are preparing for a possible Russian effort to interfere in the forthcoming elections in order to avoid the repeating of the situation that occurred during the US presidential election in 2016, the weekly Respekt reports. The election drama in the United States alarmed the Czech intelligence community. A special group for elections was set up at the Interior Ministry and started working in secrecy in one of the rooms at the ministry that cannot be bugged.

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ANO would win elections, ahead of KSČM, ČSSD

ČTK |
11 Jul 2017

The government ANO movement would win a Czech general election much ahead of the opposition Communists (KSCM) and the senior ruling Social Democrats (CSSD) who have slightly strengthened their position since June, according to a STEM election model released to CTK on Monday.

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KDU-ČSL, STAN confirm their coalition despite unfavourable polls

ČTK |
7 Jul 2017

The coalition of the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and the Mayors and Independents (STAN) will continue, the heads of the two parties said on Tuesday after a KDU-CSL board meeting that talked about opinion polls indicating that the coalition would fail in elections.

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