published: 17.08.2013, 13:05 | updated: 17.08.2013 13:34:00
Prague - Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka would like his party to gain more than 30 percent of the vote in the planned early general election because he could dare to form even a minority government with such support and possibly sweep away President Milos Zeman´s recommendations, Alexandr Mitrofanov writes in Pravo today.
He adds that a strong Sobotka means a crushing supremacy of CSSD voters in the election.
The opposite would play into the hands of Sobotka´s opponents in the party and a smoother way towards the emergence of a government controlled by Zeman, Mitrofanov writes.
Sobotka, however, tricked Zeman on Friday when he had himself approved not only as a national election leader, but also candidate for the post of prime minister by the party´s board, Mitrofanov writes.
He adds that the Hasek-Zeman wing could hardly dismiss such a logical thing.
The former centre-right government coalition did not conceal its desire to cut short President Milos Zeman´s ambitions and return the Chamber of Deputies its task of a government controller, but it could have done more than a month ago if it agreed with an early election, Jiri Hanak writes elsewhere in Pravo.
However, either the established stereotype according to which everything that comes from Social Democrats [who proposed the early election] is bad, or the right cherished the hope of resuming its rule by means of its 101-vote majority, Hanak writes.
But the dream faded away when the Chamber of Deputies voted no confidence in Jiri Rusnok´s caretaker government and it lost its 101-vote majority, which the rival TOP 09´s deputy chairman Miroslav Kalousek immediately used to support an early election and to name himself the major guardian of parliamentary democracy.
The devastated ODS could do nothing but to agree with the dissolution of the Chamber of Deputies as a way towards the early election a decision on which is to be made on Tuesday, Hanak writes.
He writes that the dissolution is not sure yet, however, because the ODS, vehemently arguing with uncompleted legislative processes, is fighting for every day of adjournment of the election.
It probably believes in the miracle of resurrection, Hanak writes.
President Milos Zeman offers Communists (KSCM) a four-year stay in a sort of weaning camp close to the government which they will then enter purified, which is a rather strange sort of denazification, Karel Steigerwald writes in Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD).
He is commenting on Zeman´s interview he gave to Friday´s issue of the Communist paper "Halo noviny."
However, the Communists would hardly agree with purifying Communism from Communism and Zeman is not seeking any purification, but throwing the Communists into his embrace where the Social Democrats (CSSD) are almost fully now, Steigerwald writes.
The dissolution of the Chamber of Deputies will be another bad day in Czech history, but there is no other way, Steigerwald writes.
What decision can a voter who does not want to vote for the party of Citizens´ Rights - the Zemanites (SPOZ) while at the same time they are not supporters of the Social Democrats and Communists do? Steigerwald asks.
To vote for Zeman´s government or a government of the CSSD and KSCM is the same, but the early election will not produce any other result due to the destruction of politics that has been attaiend through the patient doing of the so-called rightist parties (ODS, TOP 09 and VV), Steigerwald writes.
They have succeeded in persuading many people that the idea of a "rightist government" is tantamount to the inability to rule, tolerance of theft and failure to deal with of urgent problems, Steigerwald writes.
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