Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Politics

For Babiš to be sacked, govt coalition pact must end first, Zeman says

ČTK |
9 May 2017

PM Bohuslav Sobotka's proposal for President Miloš Zeman to dismiss Finance Minister Andrej Babiš is at variance with the government coalition agreement, which is why the agreement has to be abrogated for the dismissal to be feasible, Zeman's spokesman said after a Zeman-Babiš meeting yesterday.

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PM Sobotka calls on President Zeman to respect constitution

ČTK |
9 May 2017

The president dismisses a member of the cabinet if the prime minister proposed it, and the constitution sets no other conditions for the dismissal, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said yesterday and called on President Zeman to respect the constitution. Sobotka (ČSSD), who on Friday proposed to Zeman to sack Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) over suspected tax evasion and influencing of media, was reacting to a statement the Presidential Office made after a Zeman-Babiš meeting yesterday afternoon.

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KDU head: If recording of Babiš is genuine, it is scandalous

ČTK |
5 May 2017

It would be scandalous if the audio recordings in which Czech Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) speaks with a journalist of his former daily about a material prepared on political rivals were authentic, Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) head Pavel Belobradek said on Thursday.

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PM: Babiš can resolve crisis recognising his responsibility

ČTK |
5 May 2017

Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) could resolve the current government crisis if he recognised his responsibility and if he prioritised the country's stability, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) said on Thursday.

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Poll: Czechs do not want early election, but gov't in resignation

ČTK |
5 May 2017

Thirty-eight percent of Czechs say the current coalition cabinet of Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) should rule until the regular general election and more than 60 percent of them do not want an early election, STEM/MARK poll released by Czech Television on Thursday showed.

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Zeman: Sobotka should leave government

ČTK |
5 May 2017

The current coalition government should rule until the October election to the Chamber of Deputies and it should only be left by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, President Miloš Zeman told the television station Barrandov on Thursday.

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Czech president 'accepts' PM's unoffered resignation

The Spokesman-Review/AP |
5 May 2017

It's no secret that Czech President Miloš Zeman is not a fan of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. But what happened on Thursday surpassed anything that had happened between them in the past and shocked the country. Sobotka arrived at Prague Castle, the seat of the presidency, on Thursday for consultations with the president following his decision to resign with his government over the business dealings of his finance minister. In an apparent deliberate act of humiliation, Zeman told Sobotka he was accepting his resignation.

FinMin: Zeman to accept government's resignation

ČTK |
4 May 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman will accept the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD), Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) said after meeting Zeman on Wednesday.

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Zeman, Social Democrats are against caretaker cabinet

ČTK |
4 May 2017

President Milos Zeman and the Social Democrats (CSSD) agree that no caretaker government should be formed after Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (CSSD) tenders the government's resignation, Interior Minister Chovanec (CSSD) said after meeting Zeman on Wednesday.

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ČSSD leader: Recording shows Babiš influences media

ČTK |
4 May 2017

The audio recordings recently released by Czech news servers prove that Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) openly lied when he claimed that he does not influence the media he owns, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) said on Twitter on Wednesday.

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