published: 23.10.2013, 07:19 | updated: 23.10.2013 07:24:01
Prague - When listening to and reading the promises political parties are putting together at the last moment before the forthcoming early general election, one cannot but say together with Hamlet: words, words, words, Petr Kambersky writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) today.
The truth is rather simple: the next government will surely be a coalition one (overtly or covertly), no party will push through revolutionary changes, none is even planning them, which is actually good, Kambersky writes.
He writes that this country needs a lot of "upgrades": to decrease side labour costs, to separate elite universities from the mass ones, to let private money in medical treatment, to partially integrate the health care and social systems, Kambersky writes.
However, no party is going to do this and that is why people will be glad if no government meddles too much in business, Kambersky writes.
The government coalition potential of the Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) is weakened by that no coalition can be formed with the Communists (KSCM), a party that has not undergone transformation but has almost 15 percent of the vote, Vaclav Belohradsky writes in Pravo.
The votes for the Communists are actually a handicap for the CSSD, it misses them in competition with the right. To make the Communist Party a fellow player would not only strip the left of its legitimacy, but it would also threaten the state´s international reputation, Belohradsky writes.
Czech democracy would need to be unblocked, but this is very difficult after 20 years, the crisis of trust in parliamentary democracy is bringing into parliament new anti-political groupings that only further deepen its blockage, Belohradsky writes.
The Social Democrats´ (CSSD) dream of a minority one-colour government supported by Communists starts to be fading away and there is panic is evidently gathering in the party, Josef Kopecky writes in Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD).
The CSSD has underestimated the annoyance of many people at the parties that have participated in post-communist governments, and the CSSD is one of them, Kopecky writes.
It managed the country for eight years, including four years in an unstable coalition that gradually had three prime ministers, Kopecky writes.
He writes that CSSD chairman Bohuslav Sobotka showed in his capacity as finance minister that he is capable of raising the state debt even at a time of economic growth.
The Social Democrats are also losing some voters through their unilateral orientation at cooperation with the Communists (KSCM), Kopecky writes.
If seven parties enter the Chamber of Deputies as some polls predict and the CSSD´s win is not any strong, the party´s agreement with billionaire Andrej Babis´s ANO may be the sole option for the party to form a government if further early elections are to averted, Kopecky writes.
He writes that a majority of voters of the CSSD and the rightist Civic Democrats (ODS) and TOP 09 would not comprehend the parties´ possible government pact.
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