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Political scientist: President’s reaction may be decisive factor in post-election talks

As election winner Andrej Babiš tentatively tests the waters with respect to possible coalition partners it is becoming increasingly clear that forming a stable government will not be an easy task. Why are so many parties reluctant to join him in government and what are the outlooks for the Czech Republic? Those are questions I discussed with political scientist Vladimíra Dvořáková from the Prague School of Economics and began by asking how difficult it may prove for Babiš to form a stable government.

 
 
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Lithium mining and Czech national…

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Communist era past catches up with…

A Slovak court has once against put the spotlight on the communist era past of ANO leader Andrej Babiš. It’s verdict…

 
 
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Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and other members of the government as well as the opposition have condemned…

 
 
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