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The Green Party wants to play a bigger role in Czech politics

27-09-2005 14:33 | Daniela Lazarová

Martin Bursik, photo: CTK Somewhat in the shadow of high politics, the Czech Green Party elected a new leader over the weekend and made bold plans for the future. Although the party has never attracted enough voters to be able to enter the Lower House of Parliament and has just one seat in the Senate, its new leader, former environment minister Martin Bursik, feels that the time is now ripe for the Greens to play a bigger role in Czech politics.   More

Prime Minister tells the Christian Democrats to play ball or leave the Cabinet

26-09-2005 15:32 | Daniela Lazarová

Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek, photo: CTK Although general elections in the Czech Republic are eight months away, this weekend marked the beginning of what commentators predict will be a tough election campaign. The impulse came from the ruling Social Democratic Party which held a meeting of its leadership over the weekend.   More

Former PM Stanislav Gross bows out of politics

26-09-2005 15:32 | Pavla Horáková

Stanislav Gross, photo: CTK One of the political developments over the weekend was the decision by the chairman of the Social Democrats and former prime minister Stanislav Gross to step down. Mr Gross made the announcement at the party leadership meeting on Saturday where he also said he was not even going to run for a parliament seat in next year's general election.   More

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