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Czech government considers banning Communist Party
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Czech government considers banning Communist Party

14.03.2012 From our online archive
The Czech Republic's prime minister says his government has asked Interior Ministry to work on a legal complaint that would possibly pave the way for the Communist Party's ban.

(AP) — The Czech Republic's prime minister says his government has asked Interior Ministry to work on a legal complaint that would possibly pave the way for the Communist Party's ban.

Petr Necas said Wednesday the government will then decide if it makes sense to go ahead and ask a court to ban the party.

He said his government has taken into consideration a recent analysis by its advisory body that concluded there was no legal ground for banning the party.

In the Czech Republic, only the Brno-based Supreme Administrative Court could rule to ban a political party at the government's request.

Unlike most other communist parties in the region that have joined the left-wing mainstream, the Czech party has maintained its hardline stance.