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Czech Elections Posters + Facebook Messenger Filters = Hilarity

Photo of a Czech politician with a cat on his head

All Photos: Scott Lee Hansen

If the current Czech general election campaign wasn’t absurd enough for you already, comedian Scott Lee Hansen has taken things up a notch or two.

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Pranksters use comments section of President Zeman’s transparent re-election campaign bank account to create Pikachu picture (iDNES.cz) [Facebook Post]

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“Transparent” Zeman re-election bank account attracts mainly 1-heller donations and abuse (Fio banka) [Facebook Post]

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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

Televizni Noviny

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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