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Czech PM sees snap election if majority lost

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas said on Wednesday he would seek early elections in June if he cannot quickly regain a clear parliamentary majority after a junior coalition party split, a potential death blow to his fragile centre-right coalition. Full story

Czech party splits, government's fate in balance

Czech Vice Prime Minister Karolina Peake quit the junior ruling party on Tuesday, a move that could cost the austerity-minded coalition its parliamentary majority although she pledged to keep supporting government policies. Full story

Czech PM says government needs majority, plans talks

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas will hold talks with Vice Prime Minister Karolina Peake, who left her Public Affairs party on Tuesday to set up a new political faction but wants to stay in the ruling coalition, news agency CTK reported. Full story

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Former Czech president Vaclav Havel North Korean leader Kim Jong Il both died Sunday. Fmr. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, P.J. Crowley, and fmr. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Jamie Rubin, discuss how both leaders were vastly different and what impact they le

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