published: 05.09.2013, 07:22 | updated: 05.09.2013 07:25:06
Prague - The situation in the Czech Civic Democratic Party (ODS) will start to change only when the Prague ODS loses the election, this is what the party´s one-time chairman Mirek Toplanek said, Petr Kambersky writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) today and adds that the situation has surprisingly started to change even earlier.
Kambersky writes that due to the ODS´s disastrous downfall in consequence of the ODS-led coalition government´s collapse, the first to start changing is precisely the Prague ODS.
Its list of candidates for the end-October general election is headed by deputy chairwoman Miroslava Nemcova who has replaced the eternal "traders in influence" Pavel Bem, Boris Stastny and Tomas Hrdlicka.
Besides Nemcova, the Prague list of candidates is headed by former mayor Bohuslav Svoboda and Jana Cernochova, Kambersky writes.
He writes that the question is, however, whether the voters will prefer them to TOP 09 chairman Karel Schwarzenberg, who leads his party´s list of candidates in Prague.
Another disquieting question is whether the new ODS election trio that shows what the ODS does not want any more will be able to offer a vision, Kambersky writes.
The Civic Democrats (ODS) have big problems with putting together their lists of candidates for the early general election, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo.
The opponents are already putting up their billboards and publicising their manifestos, while the ODS is having problems to find candidates even though interest in the handful of electable positions is greater than usual, Jelinek writes.
Many would like to enter the Chamber of Deputies, but only a few idealists and several questionable oldies are interested in playing the role of those who pull the party, Jelinek writes.
When the ODS sums up its losses in November, its bad mood will increase. Next year, in the local elections, the situation will most probably be even worse, especially after the mayors who bring a fresh wind to the party come to understand that they will do better without the ODS, Jelinek writes.
The Civic Democrats (ODS) have long needed to go into opposition for the sake of the party´s revival, Martin Zverina writes in Lidove noviny (LN).
But it is quite possible that the party will not bothered about the miserable result it will probably score in the autumn early election because another early polls can be held in one or two years and the party will be able to profit from its stay in opposition in the voting, Weiss writes.
The worst possible scenario for the party would be if it returned to its founding father, Vaclav Klaus, and his lackeys after the election flop.
Parties cannot build a more stable future remembering their good years, Weiss writes.
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