Articles for tag: Andrej Babiš, ANO, KSCM, Velvet Revolution


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Babis Enables Communist Resurgence

Bratislava, June 6 (CTK) – The hard-core Communists have regained power in the Czech Republic and they co-decide on what the ANO government of Andrej Babis is doing, Slovak daily Dennik N writes today.   It comments on the formation of Babis’s new minority cabinet of ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) with support of ...


Protests Rage Against Zeman, Communists

Nymburk, Central Bohemia, April 21 (CTK) – A crowd of hundreds of people protested against the growing influence of Communists and President Milos Zeman attending their congress outside the building where the congress is held today.   Some 200 protested chanted “Milos into basket,” “the Czech Republic is not Russia” and “Shame on you” in ...


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Communist Party Ongoing Threat To Democracy

Prague, April 20 (CTK) – The Czech Communist Party (KSCM) is on its deathbed but still it can harm the political scene and society, Josef Mlejnek writes in Lidove noviny (LN) today in an article highlighting the party’s post-1989 development and current role and prospects.   Mlejnek mentions several paradoxes linked to the KSCM, the ...


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Communist Influence Reaches Highest Level Since 1989

Prague, April 18 (CTK) – The Communist party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), which will have its extraordinary election congress on April 21, has the biggest influence on the composition and activities of the government since the end of the Communist rule in 1989.   Due to its totalitarian past, the party was in a ...


Expunge Criminal Records Of Communist Regime Victims: Historians

Prague, April 8 (CTK) – Czech historians proposed to clean the criminal records of the political prisoners executed under the Czechoslovak communist regime and recognise the resistance activities of those who were forced to leave their homeland at a public hearing in the Senate earlier this week.   Historian Petr Blazek, from the Centre of ...


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PM Andrej Babis: Petition Demands Resignation, Seeks 1 Million Signatures

Prague, March 11 (CTK) – A Czech Facebook initiative called Million Moments for Democracy wants to collect one million signatures demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) by early June and its organisers have already collected more than 159,000 of them since February 25.   “We consider it unacceptable for a prosecuted person ...


MP Zdenek Ondracek Out: Communist-Era Riot Cop Resigns After Mass Protests

Prague, March 6 (CTK) – Communist (KSCM) MP Zdenek Ondracek today resigned from the post of chairman of a parliamentary commission supervising the police inspection authority GIBS, he told the lower house of Czech parliament.   He took the step shortly before a vote on his dismissal was to be proposed by the right-wing opposition ...

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Protests Rock Prague – Communist Riot Cop Named Head Of Security Forces

Demonstrations were held across the Czech Republic on Monday night voicing broad protest over the recent election of Communist Party MP Zdeněk Ondráček as chairman of the lower house committee overseeing the General Inspectorate of the Security Forces, which investigates the police.   Thousands gathered on Wenceslas Square in Prague as well as in Brno ...


Petition Launched To Remove Communist Riot Cop Zdenek Ondracek As GIBS Head

Prague, March 5 (CTK) – A petition was started for the election of a new chairman of the lower house commission for the General Inspection of Security Corps (GIBS), instead of Czech Communist (KSCM) deputy Zdenek Ondracek, in Prague today.   Ondracek raised controversies as a former member of the communist riot police intervening against ...