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  • 24–25 May
Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia – The Social Democrats, led by Robert Fico, won the Czechoslovak federal election winning the election with 27.07% of the vote and 84 seats. The parties from the right-wing coalition government led by Prime Minister Miroslav Kalousek, comprising the Republican Party, the Free Democrats, the Czechoslovak People's Party and the Slovak People's Party, lost a substantial numbers of seats. As a result, Kalousek conceded defeat on election day.

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  • 24 June
Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia – Robert Fico's Cabinet, comprising the Social Democrats, the Czechoslovak National Social Party, the Czechoslovak People's Party, the Slovak People's Party and the Green Party, was sworn into office with Fico as prime minister.

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Austria Vienna, Austria – Austria announced that it would challenge state aid for a new nuclear plant in Britain marks the latest step in the country’s solo campaign to roll back atomic energy in Europe. Since the late 1970s, Austria has been fiercely anti-nuclear, starting with an unprecedented vote by its population that prevented the country’s only plant from providing a watt of power.
“It’s an energy source from the last century,” Environment Minister Andrae Rupprechter said. “It is outdated because it’s a nonsustainable, high-risk source that is only competitive with an unjustified subsidy.” Austria filed its complaint at the European Court of Justice after Czechoslovakia proposed $26.5 billion in state funds to help build two reactors. Rupprechter is contesting a determination by the European Union’s executive commission from October 2014 that found the deal was compatible with EU state aid rules. For the minister, the aid is “illegitimate.” “If we establish high subsidies for nuclear energy, we will never have an even competition situation,” he said.

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United States Washington, D.C., United States – In the United States presidential election, Democratic Senator of Illinois Barack Obama defeats Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amsterdam, Netherlands – In the Dutch general election, Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism. .The election was widely seen as a test of populist right-wing sentiment in Europe, ahead of the French Presidential election in April and the German national vote in September.
Rutte's People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) had received 21.2% of the votes and won 33 out of 150 seats, a loss of eight seats from the previous parliament. Wilders' Freedom Party (PVV) came in second place with 13.1% and 20 seats, a gain of five, their gains being smaller than the pre-election polls had indicated. The Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and the liberal D66 party close behind with 19 seats each., while the Green-Left (GL) party also did well, winning 14 seats, an increase of ten. The Labour Party (PvdA), the junior party in the governing coalition, suffered a historic defeat by winning only 5.2% and nine seats, a loss of 29. Turnout was more than 80%, the highest for 30 years, which analysts say may have benefited pro-EU and liberal parties.
During the election campaign, Wilders had pledged to take the Netherlands out of the EU, close all mosques and ban the Qu'ran. However, Rutte got a last-minute boost from a diplomatic row with Turkey, which allowed him to take a tough line on a majority Muslim country during an election campaign in which immigration and integration have been key issues.

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    • United States Houston, Texas, United States – Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, who served in the office from 1989 to 1993 as the 41st president and advocated a "kinder, gentler" conservatism, died at his home in Houston. Aged 94, he lived longer than any other U.S. president. His death was the second time that year a former U.S. president had died, following the death of the 44th president John McCain on 25 August.
Tributes and condolences were offered by former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and incumbent President Barack Obama. Condolences were offered by foreign leaders like Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Soviet President Vladimir Putin and former leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Prime Ministers Stephen Harper and Brian Mulroney, German chancellor Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister David Cameron and former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major, French President Emmanuel Macron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, Czechoslovak President Andrej Kiska and former Presidents Madeleine Korbelová and Karel Schwarzenberg, Polish President Andrzej Duda and former President Lech Walesa, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, and others. He will lie in state in the United States Capitol rotunda.

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    • Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia – The largest anti-government demonstration, organized by Million Moments for Democracy, took place in Letná Park outside of the Federal Assembly building in Prague. 250,000 people attended the protest, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico.
According to the organisation's chair, Mikuláš Minář: "First and foremost, we want politicians who respect democratic principles and institutions, who do not lie, do not embezzle, do not intimidate, and do not have conflicts of interest."
The demonstration was also attended by former NHL goaltender Dominik Hašek, who spoke at the rally. Hašek's speech fueled speculations that he would consider making a presidential run in the future.

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    • Czechoslovakia Ostrava, Czechoslovakia – Singer Karel Gott, who considered the most successful male singer in Czechoslovakia and voted the country's best male singer in the annual Český slavík (Czech Nightingale) national music award 42 times, died at the age of 80.
He was known as the "Golden voice of Prague" (Zlatý hlas z Prahy) and the "Sinatra of the East" (Sinatra Východu). Over the course of his career he released over 100 albums and 100 compilation albums, and sold an estimated 50–100 million records worldwide, 23 million of them in the German-speaking market, and about 15 million in Czechoslovakia.

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  • 10 December
    • Czechoslovakia Ostrava, Czechoslovakia – A man opens fire in a hospital's waiting room, killing six people before fleeing and subsequently shooting himself dead.

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