published: 17.09.2013, 07:21 | updated: 17.09.2013 07:42:11
Prague - The results of the latest polls have suggested a clear victory of the two really leftist parties, the Social Democrats (CSSD) and the Communists (KSCM), as, put together, they could even form a majority of 110 votes in the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies, Alexandr Mitrofanov writes in Pravo.
This is more than enough for their rule, Mitrofanov writes.
However, if the public is to believe the statements by Social Democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka and the party's deputy chairman Michal Hasek, they do not envisage this at all, he adds.
However, their plans, differ. Sobotka claims that a minority CSSD government with the Communists' backing, but without their direct participation is what has naturally arisen from the situation, Mitrofanov writes.
If the election really turns out as indicated by the polls, Hasek and further proponents of President Milos Zeman in the party would face difficult times, he adds.
In theory, it would be possible to invite the Party of Citizens' Rights - the Zemanites (SPOZ) to the alliance of the CSSD and KSCM. However, to tell the truth, the two latter parties do not need the SPOZ, Mitrofanov writes.
If it depends on Sobotka, leader of the presumable victorious party, Zemanite deputies will not be in the next government, he adds.
Senior officials of the SPOZ have put up violent rows as the only link of the party, President Milos Zeman, is awfully little to cement the party, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo, commenting on the fate of Miroslav Slouf, the party's founding father.
As the stronger win, the first generation of Zeman's allies is disappearing, after being heavily beaten, from the scene, giving way to Vitezslav Mynar and Martin Nejedly, Jelinek writes.
In fact, Slouf knows the rules of the game. Besides, the voters still have the choice between the combat-ready CSSD and the stable KSCM, he adds.
It should not surprise anyone that the CMKOS Czech umbrella trade union organisation wants higher salaries, cheap apartments, short-time working hours against sacking and scores of other things many people want, too, Pavel Paral writes in Mlada fronta Dnes.
In fact, the CMKOS has been for a long time a subsidiary of the Social Democrats, Paral writes.
The alliance is logical and should not be condemned, he adds.
However, the demands the CMKOS has raised for the next government do not only include the issues that are purely from the sphere of trade unions, Paral writes.
Their bizarre demand that 50,000 flats within social housing should be built may be expected from the construction business rather than from the protectors of the working class' rights, he adds.
In fact, there is a relative abundance of flats in the Czech Republic, while the offer considerably exceeds the demand, due to which the prices of rents in the flats has been constantly falling, Paral writes.
It is really a mystery where the trade unions found the idea of building more flats given the current situation, he adds.
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