ANO is favourite of European elections in Czech Republic - poll


28.04.2014 13:49

Prague - Some 25 percent of Czechs would vote for the ANO movement, a member of the coalition government, if the elections to the European Parliament were held now, according to a poll conducted by the CVVM polling institute in early April and released today.


Ilustrační foto - Kandidát hnutí ANO pro volby do Evropského parlamentu Pavel Telička. ČTK Šulová Kateřina

The support for the second Social Democrats CSSD fell to 20 percent from March.

The opposition TOP 09 is still popular with some 10 percent of Czechs and Communists (KSCM) with about 9 percent. They would be followed by Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and the opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS) with 8 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

The support for ANO rose from 24 to 25 percent and that for the CSSD fell from 23 to 20 percent between March and April.

The Communists lost 2 percent, the KDU-CSL gained 3 percent and the ODS 1 percent.

From the rest of the parties, the Greens are the closest to the 5 percent limit to enter the European Parliament with a 4 percent support.

The expected voter turnout is only 32 percent.

This poll only gave 2 percent to the Dawn of Direct Democracy, that is represented in the Chamber of Deputies, while another recent one said it would be elected by almost 9 percent.

Some 68 percent of Czechs know that the European elections will be held.

The poll was conducted on a sample of 1,027 Czechs over 15 on April 7-14.

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