Politics / Elections

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18th October 2021 / Politics / Elections


Czech Parliamentary elections: Now the negotiation

Parliamentary elections over the weekend shifted voter preferences, but did not surprise. Three major party groups (ANO, SPOLU, and PiratStan) were expected to be grouped atop the results. ANO finished in the middle of their expected range of outcomes. SPOLU received support at the top of their expected range. PiratStan finished below their expected outcome. The only other party to receive enough votes to be represented in Parliament- SPD- finished in the lower range of their expected outcomes. The Social Democrats and the Communist Party both fell out of Parliament for the first time since 1992. Turnout bumped up from 2017 (+5%). 
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11th October 2021 / Politics / Elections


Election 2021 Report

During the last weekend, the Czech Republic held one of its probably most important election in years. The Parliamentary Election, which many media had described as the ones in which Czechs would decide whether their country would follow a similar path as Poland or Hungary, have seen the success of liberal democratic parties over populism and nationalism.    
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8th October 2021 / Politics / Elections


Pre-election Snapshop - Report by Grayling Czech Republic

The Czech citizens will soon cast their vote in one of the most important election over the past few years. Not only because they will select new members for the most important legislative body in the country - the Chamber of Deputies, but because it will be also crucial for the opposition parties, which have come together like never before to challenge the current PM – Andrej Babiš.  
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22nd September 2021 / Politics / Elections


HOW TO INCREASE CZECHIA'S PLACE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: Live stream from the pre-election debate

Watch live stream from the pre-election debate organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic, British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic, Swiss Chamber of Commerce and the Aspen Institute. Markéta Pekarová Adamová of SPOLU, Karel Havlíček of ANO and Lukáš Wagenknecht of Česká pirátská strana/Starostové a nezávislí will discuss how climate change will reshape the economy, how the country can increase its innovative potential, how the country should prepare its workforce for the next period of economic progress and whether geopolitical tensions will change the country's approach to trade with AmCham Vice-President Milan Šlapák of GE Aviation, HST Chamber of commerce Switzerland - Czech Republic President and The Aspen Institute Board member Marek Procházka, and British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic Vice-Chair Petr Karel of London Market.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic