Thursday, 24 October 2013

Political Uncertainty in the Czech Republic

This weekend's Parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic are taking place in the midst of political uncertainty, as the country's caretaker government has failed to win a vote of confidence in parliament. Below I reproduce an article by Sean Hanley at the LSE's European Politics and Policy blog. 



Czech voters go to the polls in early parliamentary elections on 25-26 October. The elections follow the collapse, amid personal and political scandal, of the centre-right government of Petr Nečas in June, and the subsequent failure of President Zeman’s handpicked caretaker administration to win a vote of confidence.
At one level the election seems set to deliver a simple and straightforward verdict,: established opposition parties on the left will win, while governing right-wing parties will be heavily rejected by an electorate frustrated with austerity, stagnating living standards and sleaze. The main opposition Czech Social Democrats (ČSSD), most polls have suggested, will emerge as the clear winners with around 25-30 per cent of the vote, although the final polls published before voting have suggested that the party’s support was starting to slide. Meanwhile the hardline Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) is likely to pull in 15-20 per cent.       Read more.......

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