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Friday Quiz: Who’s this young go-getter? :-) (Photo via @TheStudentTimes) [Facebook Post]

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Interview: Prime Minister Sobotka pimps the Czech Republic as a film location in the Los Angeles Times [Facebook Post]

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Milos Zeman replaces Andrej Babis as “Czech Donald Trump”

A photo collage showing Donald Trump, Milos Zeman and Andrej Babis

The Donald, The Milos and The Andrej

Less than two months after Politico.eu named Andrej Babis the Donald Trump of the Czech Republic, The Conversation has anointed his successor: President Milos Zeman.

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The Televizni Noviny Drinking Game

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Start drinking!

Surprisingly for a country where (trade secret) nothing much happens, Nova’s Televizni noviny (TN) evening news programme is routinely the Czech Republic’s highest-rating TV show.

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Zdenek Skromach: An Apology

Wilfred Westwood and Zdenek Skromach (lookalikes)

Wilfred Westwood (not John Trunley) and Zdenek Skromach

In a recent Twitter post, PraguePig.com suggested that Czech politician Zdenek Skromach may be the reincarnation of John Trunley, the so-called “Fat Boy of Peckham”.

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PraguePig.com’s five favourite campaign ads from the 2014 Czech elections

"For many of us it will be the first time. Don't be shy about giving us a chance."

“For many of us it will be the first time. Don’t be shy about giving us a chance.”

As the dust settles on the Czech Republic’s 2014 Senate and local council elections, PraguePig.com looks back at some of the campaign’s strangest ads.

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Tomio Okamura: the most dangerous man in the Czech Republic?

Tomio Okamura

Don’t call him “Pitomio”.

Is Tomio Okamura the acceptable face of racism in the Czech Republic?

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Why is the BBC running adverts for Czech political parties that break its own guidelines?

ODS advert on the BBC Sport site bbc-svobodni-screenshot

PraguePig.com was surprised to see adverts for two Eurosceptic Czech political parties on the BBC Sport website over the weekend.

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Billa bag-for-life bears unfortunate resemblance to Czech Communist party logo

Billa bag-for-life bears unfortunate resemblance to Czech Communist party logo

Consumerists or Communists? Hats off to the Billa marketing exec (presumably in Germany) who thought it would be a good idea to slap the Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy (Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia) logo on the side of the supermarket chain’s shopping bags.

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Everything you need to know about the 2013 Czech parliamentary election but couldn’t be bothered to ask

Everything you wanted to know about the 2013 Czech parliamentary elections but couldn't be bothered to ask

Illustration: Thelma E. Buswick

PraguePig.com was planning on writing a guide to this weekend’s Czech election but was greatly relieved to find out that electionista had already done the job in their weekly email.

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