Prague - The ANO movement of billionaire businessman Andrej Babis would win Czech general elections with 28.5 percent of the vote, increasing its lead over the runner-up Social Democrats (CSSD) by 10 percent, shows a poll conducted by the TNS Aisa agency for Czech TV in April and released today.
Hlasovací lístek s vyznačenými přeferenčními hlasy ve volbách do Poslanecké sněmovny Parlamentu České republiky na snímku z 25. října, volby - ilustrační foto. ČTK Štěrba Martin
The CSSD, senior government party in a coalition with ANO and the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), would gain 18.5 percent.
In the March poll, ANO led over the CSSD by 7 percent.
The opposition Communists (KSCM) would finish third with 11.5 percent of the vote, ahead of the opposition TOP 09 with 9.5 percent.
The KDU-CSL would also cross the 5-percent parliamentary threshold, gaining 7 percent of the vote, compared to 4.5 percent in March.
Another two opposition parties would enter the Chamber of Deputies: the Dawn of Direct Democracy with 6.5 percent (9 percent in March) and the Civic Democrats (ODS) with 6 percent of the vote.
Out of other extra-parliamentary parties, the most successful would be the Czech Pirate Party (3.5 percent) and the Greens (3 percent).
Polls of other agencies also show that ANO would be a clear election winner.
The latest CVVM poll shows that ANO would gain 30 percent of the vote, while the CSSD 25 percent.
Moreover, ANO, along with the KSCM and KDU-CSL, hss the most faithful voters, TNS Aisa director Bronislav Kvasnicka said in the Questions of Vaclav Moravec debate on public Czech TV today.
The poll was conducted on 834 people between on April 22-27., The statistical margin of error is from 1 to 3 percent.
TNS Aisa election model for Czech Television (in percent):
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Source: TNS Aisa for CT