ANO would win Czech elections far ahead of CSSD - CT


13.07.2014 18:45

Prague - Finance Minister Andrej Babis´s ANO movement would win the Czech general election, if held now, with 31 percent of the vote, far ahead of the runner-up Social Democrats (CSSD), which would gain 16 percent, according to a fresh poll the TNS Aisa agency released on its website.


Volby, urna - ilustrační foto. ČTK Šálek Václav

The CSSD is the senior ruling party of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

The opposition Communists (KSCM) would finish third with 11.5 percent of the vote, followed by the right-wing opposition TOP 09 and Civic Democrats (ODS), with 11 and 7 percent respectively, according to the poll TNS Aisa conducted for public Czech Television.

The last party to enter the Chamber of Deputies would be the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), the smallest government partner, who would gain 5.5 percent.

The Dawn of Direct Democracy, a new movement that entered the Chamber for the first time in the October 2013 election, would gain 4.5 percent of the vote and fail to cross the 5-percent threshold.

Of the other parties, the Pirates would gain 4.5 percent, the Free Citizens´ Party 3 percent and the Greens 2.5 percent.

Compared with the agency´s previous poll in May, the preferences of ANO, the KSCM and TOP 09 have slightly risen, while the CSSD has slightly lost.

TNS Aisa conducted the poll from June 28 to July 4.

It also surveyed people´s confidence in the present centre-left cabinet of the CSSD, ANO and the KDU-CSL.

Forty-four percent of the respondents said they trust the cabinet, but over 50 percent said the opposite.

The next general election is due 2017.

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