Wednesday news summary

The Constitutional Court annulled part of the electoral law due to a violation of equality


The Constitutional Court has annulled part of the electoral law due to violations of the equality of the right to vote and the chances of candidates. Coalitions of parties and movements now need five percent of the vote to enter the House. The Constitutional Court repealed the additive clauses, which set ten, 15 and 20 percent for the entry of the coalitions. The ruling published by the Constitutional Court today will be effective also for the autumn parliamentary elections.


Czech Republic, along with others, demand the release of Navalny



The Czech Republic has joined other states demanding the immediate release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was sent to prison by a Moscow court. It is a contrived process, said the head of Czech diplomacy Tomáš Petříček (ČSSD) on Twitter in the evening. According to the minister of foreign affairs, the Moscow court ruling had a clear motivation - to silence the opposition - and the EU should return to the issue of sanctions against Russia.


The number of infected people has exceeded one million


The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Czech Republic exceeded one million during the entire epidemic. On Tuesday, there were 9,057 more infected people, about 130 less than a week ago. The anti-epidemic PES system has dropped from 73 to 70 points after two days.


High school graduates could return to schools in two weeks



If testing is provided, high school graduates and final year pupils could return to school in two to three weeks, stated the Minister of Education Robert Plaga. For other students, he didn't want to guess the date but said students could gradually return to schools in spring this year. According to him, however, everything depends mainly on the Ministry of Health. And above all, how quickly the schools can get the tests that pupils and students would have to undergo.

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  • Seznamzpravy.cz

  • iRozhlas

  • DenikN

  • ČTK

  • other sources noted

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