m.ET PRAGUE—Czech voters re-elected their Russia-friendly president on Saturday, dealing a defeat to a center-left candidate who had pledged to reverse a growing tide of euroskepticism in the region.
Presidential election, the most acrimonious in years, reflects broader political debate in region about standing in EU Jan.m.
An influential minority in Eastern Europe see better relations with Russia as a way to counterbalance Europe’s old world powers Jan.12, 2018 7:09 a.
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Czechs begin voting in a two-day general election expected to hand victory to Andrej Babis, a billionaire often called the "Czech Trump" who is running on an anti-corruption and anti-euro ticket.After promising to run the state like a business, fight Muslim immigration and oppose deeper integration with the European Union, Babis’s ANO party won 29.
Foreigners probably think of Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being as the archetypal Czech novel when in fact many Czechs are not even aware of its existence - since Kundera lives in exile in Paris.The fashion now is for non-fiction, particularly heavy political volumes and vicious kiss-and-tell books such as Confessions of a Personal Assistant by Milos Ryc, in which the former assistant of the president's wife spills the beans about the presidential marriage.
In fact, "Orloj" means "clock".I'm not saying that's a "good" thing - just quite "ironic".