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An unexpected constitutional crisis in Czechia
I would bet that the situation will be clarified pretty soon but the news from the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic whose headquarters are located in the town of Brno, Moravia sounds pretty shocking.
All the big and not-so-big parties have begun the campaign for the early elections on October 9th-10th, 2009. Except that the Constitutional Court has just decided that early elections and all the laws that allow them - and that shorten the mandate of the current Parliament - are unconstitutional, despite the fact that the bill about the early elections has been adopted as a constitutional bill.
Mr Miloš Melčák was elected as a deputy for the social democratic party in 2006 except that much like a dozen of similar deputies in recent years, he has "betrayed" the bulk of his party by allowing the center-right government to exist. Obviously, he was kicked out of the social democratic party. The "traitors" are being punished in a straightforward way: the parties won't include them on their list so they will lose their job and feeding troughs right after the following elections.
Originally posted by mappam
This makes me sooo sad!
We visited Russia a few years ago and it was one of the BEST places we have gone. The Russian People we met were fantastic = friendly and helpful, kind and generous.
I felt "At Home" (in the smaller villages not necessarily Moscow) - I felt Welcomed - if that makes sense.
We have also visited Prague - stayed a week in a condo and we LOVED every minute of it!
Again everyone we met were so friendly and helpful.
We drove all around CZ REP and Slovania and we would all go back in a heartbeat! It was a Russian Riverboat trip that took us from Moscow to St Pete - with stops along the way.
That is why this makes me so sad. The PEOPLE there have the same problems with TPTB as we (in the USA) have and if left on "our" own would all get along wonderfullllllllly!!!
Good luck Durabys - beautiful Country and people you have (are)
Originally posted by TheCoffinman
a war with the ukraine and georgia again i could see, with the czechs not so much. not because they are in the EU, im not so sure other EU nations would come to the aid of the czechs if attacked, i think theyd follow a policy of apeasement to the russians but the czechs are so deep inside europe, they wouldnt risk it. that said, they are also still messing with the poles as well... and you have the tension with the whole arctic thing as well.. russia is definately trying to assert itself and feels more aggresive after the passiveness of the west in the august war of last year... i think a war with the ukraine would be most interesting to watch cause i believe the ukrainians would be a match for the russians..