Thursday, December 27, 2012

Radio Prague Today 12.27.2012

Articles posted today

Rejected presidential candidate lodges complaint against election law

Rejected presidential candidate Senator Tomio Okamura on Thursday lodged an extensive complaint with the Constitutional Court against the election law that sets the framework for the country's first popular vote. His protest, based on the claim that the law is unconstitutional, may jeopardize the first round of the election set for January 11 -12.

Salvation Army: Czechs do not give less to charity, but state cuts are excessive

Christmas is the season to be merry, and in many cultures it is also a season of giving. In the Czech Republic this is only a growing trend, and given the uncertain economic climate, charity is not necessary the first thing on people's minds. Radio Prague spoke to Michael Stannett, the head of the Czech branch of the Salvation Army, or Armada Spasy, in Czech, and asked him if the current economic downturn has had a negative effect on how much people were willing to open their pocketbooks this Christmas season.