Center for Economics and Politics (abbreviated CEP) is a think-tank based in the Czech Republic. It was founded by leader of Civic Democratic Party Václav Klaus in 1998.Other people involved with CEP include Petr Mach and Jan Skopeček. In 2013, CEP was merged with Václav Klaus' Institute but still exists. It serves as Service organisation of Václav Klaus' Institute.
The Civic Democratic Party is a liberal-conservative political party in the Czech Republic. It holds 25 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, and is the second strongest party following the 2017 election.
Václav Klaus is a Czech economist and politician who served as the second President of the Czech Republic from 2003 to 2013. He also served as the second and last Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, federal subject of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic, from July 1992 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in January 1993, and as the first Prime Minister of the newly-independent Czech Republic from 1993 to 1998.
Petr Mach is a Czech economist and former Member of the European Parliament. He is the founder of the Party of Free Citizens which he led until 2017 when he was replaced by Tomáš Pajonk.
CEP originally served as a think tank of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) but separated from the party due to conflicts between Klaus and party's leadership. CEP was then replaced by CEVRO Liberal Conservative Academy as a think tank of ODS.
The Civic Democratic Alliance was a conservative-liberal political party in the Czech Republic, active between 1989 and 2007. The ODA was part of government coalitions until 1997 and participated in transformation of the Czech economy. The party was supported by president Václav Havel who voted for it in 1992 and 1996 election.
Parliamentary elections were held in the Czech Republic on 19 and 20 June 1998. The result was a victory for the Czech Social Democratic Party, which won 74 of the 200 seats. Voter turnout was 73.9%.
The 2017 Czech legislative election was held in the Czech Republic on 20 and 21 October 2017. All 200 members of the Chamber of Deputies were elected and the leader of the resultant government – Andrej Babiš of ANO 2011, became the Prime Minister.
The Civic Democratic Party (ODS) leadership election of 2008 was a part of party's congress. It happened after ODS lost Senate election and regional elections. Incumbent leader and Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek faced Mayor of Prague Pavel Bém who was supported by President Václav Klaus.
The Opposition Agreement was a political agreement between two major parties in the Czech Republic, the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) and the Civic Democratic Party (ODS). ČSSD was allowed to govern alone while ODS received a number of parliamentary posts and the two parties together adopted several constitutional amendments. It was signed by Miloš Zeman and Václav Klaus on 8 July 1998.
Václav Klaus Jr. is a Czech pedagogue and politician. He was a member of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS). Klaus has been a Member of the Chamber of Deputies (MP) since the legislative election in October 2017.
Center for Civic Freedoms is a think-tank founded by Václav Klaus Jr. in January 2017, focused on civil liberties, economic issues, and education. Klaus said that his aim is for the institute to compete with the Václav Havel Library.
A leadership election was held for the Civic Democratic Party in the Czech Republic prior to the 2002 parliamentary elections. The election was considered a part of preparations for the parliamentary elections and saw incumbent leader Václav Klaus run unopposed. Klaus was re-elected with 242 of the 263 votes, after which he promised that he would resign if the ODS failed to win the parliamentary elections. The party was subsequently defeated by the Czech Social Democratic Party in the elections and Klaus resigned, leading to another leadership election in 2002.
In Czech politics, Klausism refers to the political positions of Václav Klaus, former prime minister and president of the Czech Republic. It was first used by Mirek Topolánek, who designated Klausism as the ideology of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS). This term was also used by former Prague mayor Jan Kasl. Klaus himself does not take issue with the term. The current usage of the term "Klausism" has become distanced from Klaus himself, leading to the phrase "Klausism without Klaus." Though Klausism primarily refers to the political ideology, it is also frequently used as a label for the neologisms invented by Klaus.
A leadership election for the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) was held in the Czech Republic on 5 December 1999. Václav Klaus was confirmed as the party's leader. With strong support from regions, he was the only candidate. Ivan Langer and Dagmar Lastovecká were offered the chance to stand but they declined.
Civic Democratic Party existed in Slovakia in 1992 and 1993. It was Slovak wing of Czech Civic Democratic Party. It was led by Ľudovít Kaník, with Iveta Radičová as its Press spokesperson. Václav Klaus formed Slovak ODS to prevent Dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
Václav Klaus' Institute is a Think tank based in the Czech Republic. It was established by Václav Klaus when his term as President of the Czech Republic ended. It is inspired by libraries of former American presidents. Other people involved with the institute include Jiří Weigl and Klaus' sons. Institute was originally supposed to be Václav Klaus' Library. It is financially supported by Petr Kellner.
Czech political crisis in 1997-1998 started as a result of irregularities in finances of Civic Democratic Party (ODS). It peaked with so-called Sarajevo atentate, an attempt to remove Václav Klaus from leadership of Civic Democratic Party. The attempt occurred during Klaus' visit in Sarajevo. Crisis led to split in ODS and snap election in 1998.
A leadership election for the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) was held in the Czech Republic on 9 December 1996. Václav Klaus was reelected leader of ODS. Election was part of 7th Congress of the party. Klaus received 249 votes of 295. It was the last time when leader was elected for one-year term. Christian Democratic Party was merged with ODS at the congress. Delegates also voted in favour of change of political style.
A leadership election for the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) was held on 19 November 1995. Václav Klaus was reelected as party's leader. Klaus ran unopposed and received 259 votes of 272.
Election of the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic was held on 20 July 1998 after legislative election. Candidate of Civic Democratic Party Václav Klaus was elected the Speaker. He was also supported by Czech Social Democratic Party as a result of Opposition Agreement.
Chamber of Deputies Caucus of the Civic Democratic Party is a parliamentary group in the Czech Republic. It currently has 25 members.
Presidential elections will be held in the Czech Republic no later than January 2023. The incumbent president Miloš Zeman is not eligible to run for another term. The election will most likely be direct. There has been speculation that Miloš Zeman will not finish his second term.
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