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Czech Republic president swears in new coalition government

Dec. 17, 2021 09:41 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A new coalition government took office in the Czech Republic on Friday, with the coronavirus pandemic and soaring inflation presenting immediate policy challenges. President Milos Zeman swore in the Cabinet at the presidential chateaux in Lany, west of Prague, ending...

Czech president to swear in new government on Friday

Dec. 13, 2021 15:03 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The president of the Czech Republic is set to swear in the country’s new government on Friday. The prime minister-designate Petr Fiala announced President Milos Zeman’s decision to appoint his 18-member Cabinet after visiting the head of state at the presidential...

Czech travel writer Miroslav Zikmund dies at 102

Dec. 02, 2021 09:16 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Zikmund, a legendary Czech travel writer, has died. He was 102. The museum in the eastern city of Zlin, where Zikmund had lived, announced his death in a statement, saying he “left for his final journey” on Wednesday. Details were not given....

Czech president swears in opposition leader as new premier

Nov. 28, 2021 06:10 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech president on Sunday swore in Petr Fiala as the country’s new prime minister following last month’s parliamentary election. Milos Zeman, in a wheelchair, was separated from Fiala and the other officials by transparent panels during the...

Czech infections hit new record high, president going home

Nov. 26, 2021 08:30 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic jumped to a new record high Friday, a surge that hit the country's president and delayed the appointment of the new prime minister. The Health Ministry said the daily tally of new cases hit 27,717 the previous...

Czech President Zeman back in hospital, now with COVID-19

Nov. 25, 2021 14:56 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman was readmitted to hospital late Thursday after he tested positive for COVID-19, just hours after he had been discharged following more than a month’s treatment for an unspecified illness. The presidential office said Zeman...

Coronavirus infections hit new record high in Czech Republic

Nov. 24, 2021 05:26 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic soared to a new record high, reaching almost 26,000 daily cases, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The daily tally hit 25,864 on Tuesday, about 3,000 more than the previous record registered on Friday. ...

Czech president prepares to appoint prime minister, gov't

Nov. 17, 2021 12:21 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The president of the Czech Republic is set to swear in the country’s new prime minister on Nov 26. The candidate for the post, Petr Fiala, announced President Milos Zeman’s decision after visiting the head of state in hospital on Wednesday. ...

Czech PM, government formally resign after election defeat

Nov. 11, 2021 07:55 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his government have resigned in a formal step required by the Constitution following last month’s parliamentary election. Babis said Thursday he sent the resignation letter to President Milos Zeman. The head of state...

Czech president asks election winner to form new government

Nov. 09, 2021 09:14 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic’s president on Tuesday asked the leader of the winning coalition in last month’s parliamentary election to form a new government. President Milos Zeman, who is currently hospitalized, said in a statement that he approached Petr...