Thursday, 24 May 2018

Politics

Brother of far-right party leader running for Christian Democrats

ČTK |
24 May 2018

Czech-Japanese Hayato Okamura, older brother of anti-EU far right Freedom and Direct Democracy's (SPD) leader Tomio Okamura, will run for the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) in the autumn Senate elections, KDU-CSL spokeswoman Denisa Morgensteinova told CTK on Wednesday.

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Local, Senate elections to be held Oct. 5-6

ČTK |
24 May 2018

The local elections will be held in the Czech Republic on October 5-6, along with the first round of the elections to one-third of the Senate as President Miloš Zeman set the date on Wednesday.

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Trade union calls on CSSD to form coalition government with ANO

ČTK |
24 May 2018

The Czech Association of Free Unions (OSPZV-ASO) will campaign against the Social Democrats (CSSD) unless the party joins the planned coalition government with the ANO movement, the unions leader Bohumir Dufek has said.

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Zeman to name Babiš as PM irrespective of ČSSD referendum

ČTK |
24 May 2018

President Miloš Zeman will name Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) again as the prime minister irrespective of the outcome of the Social Democrat (ČSSD) referendum on the party's forming a joint government with ANO, Zeman said on Wednesday. Zeman repeated he was against an early election.

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Opposition fails to reject govt's amendment to civil service law

ČTK |
24 May 2018

The opposition failed to reject the draft amendment to the law on civil service proposed by the minority government of Andrej Babis (ANO) in the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday because the Communists (KSCM) and the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) supported the government.

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Czechs trust Zeman, Kiska most, Merkel, Trump least of all

ČTK |
23 May 2018

Czechs consider President Milos Zeman the most trustworthy of world politicians, followed by Slovak President Andrej Kiska and French President Emmanuel Macron, though neither of them is trusted by a majority of people, an April public opinion poll of the CVVM agency has shown.

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Outcome unclear as Social Democrats vote on whether to enter coalition with ANO

Radio Prague |
22 May 2018

The latest step in the lengthy search for a Czech government has got underway, with members of the Social Democrats voting in an internal referendum on whether to go into coalition with ANO. However, there is some opposition to such a move within the left-wing party – and the result of the balllot won't be known until mid-June.

Social Democrats introduce candidates for ministers

ČTK |
21 May 2018

The board of the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) approved their candidates for the posts of ministers on Friday, including Miroslav Poche, rejected beforehand by President Milos Zeman, a participant in the meeting has told journalists.

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MEP Svoboda to lead Christian Democrats in EP election

ČTK |
21 May 2018

MEP Pavel Svoboda will lead the Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) in the election to the European Parliament (EP) to be held in May 2019, followed by MEPs Tomas Zdechovsky and Michaela Sojdrova on the candidates' list, KDU-CSL chairman Pavel Belobradek told CTK on Saturday.

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Central Bohemian ČSSD supports coalition with ANO

ČTK |
21 May 2018

The Social Democrat (CSSD) regional branch in Central Bohemia, which was headed by new party leader Jan Hamacek, supports the CSSD's entry into a coalition government with ANO of PM Andrej Babis, CSSD spokesman Peter Vurbs told CTK on Saturday.

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