published: 27.10.2013, 16:12 | updated: 27.10.2013 18:01:36
Prague - The ANO 2011 movement of billionaire Andrej Babis is a clear winner of the early general election, while the position of Social Democrat (CSSD) head Bohuslav Sobotka is very uncertain after the party´s poor showing in the elections, news servers´ commentators agree.
They write that it will not be easy to form a stable government since voters sent seven parties to the Chamber of Deputies.
The CSSD did win the Friday-Saturday elections, but it only gained 20.45 percent of the vote, which is far behind expectations. The party hoped to form a minority government with support of Communists (KSCM), which the election result does not allow, however.
Martin Fendrych writes on Aktualne.cz that common citizens longed for a change, and Babis and his team embodies this change.
Fendrych writes that the ANO movement will now shoulder the biggest portion of responsibility.
"Babis has made many promises, on the left as well as on the right. He was offering a well functioning state. Now, he cannot tell people that he is new (in politics) and that he does not know (how to do it)," Fendrych writes.
The other winner of the elections is president Milos Zeman, whose role will be maximal in the post-election negotiations due to the little stable situation, Fendrych writes.
The former centre-right government parties, the Civic Democrats (ODS) and TOP 09, have suffered a big flop, having sent most of their voters to Babis, Dalibor Balsinek writes on Lidovky.cz.
Babis now holds the trumps in his hands and it will depend on how he will use them, Balsinek writes.
Miroslav Korecky writes in the Tyden online weekly that besides Babis, much will also depend on the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), who have returned to the Chamber of Deputies after a three-year absence.
Their importance rests on their centrist programme and on that they have no tense relations with any party except for the Communists (KSCM).
"After a protest election, we are setting out on an adventurous experiment that can very soon bring us back to the polling stations," Korecky writes.
The possibility of another early election is not ruled out by Petr Kambersky on iHned.cz either.
He writes that the elections have ended in a stalemate and politics is falling apart into a big number of about equally weak, often unclear and undemocratic entities, which do not want or cannot cooperate.
Turning to the CSSD, Fendrych writes that "Sobotka should resign. His resignation has a clear logic: Zeman will not talk to him as with his equal. Sobotka is not up to him and Zeman despises him," Fendrych writes.
Mlada fronta Dnes editor-in-chief Robert Casensky writes that Sobotka will probably conduct the talks on a new government, but under conditions dictated by others, mainly Babis and partially also the Christian Democrats.
Babis seems to hold all trumps. Neither the CSSD´s nor the right´s government will be foremd without him, and he would not probably mind another early elections either, Casensky writes.
Petr Fischer, analyst of Hospodarske noviny, writes that the crisis of political parties has also hit the strongest leftist party.
"The CSSD now has the sole option: to stop the Sobotka vs Hasek dispute and to start working on its new heading, to try to address liberal voters as well, to open itself to ideas that have been absent from the party since the times of Vladimir Spidla," Fischer writes.
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