published: 06.09.2013, 07:19 | updated: 06.09.2013 07:27:34
Prague - The Cold War against Communism has not ended, Karel Steigerwald writes in Mlada fronta Dnes, commenting on the recent meeting of Communist Usti Region governor Oldrich Bubenicek with the North Korean ambassador.
The next government will be a combination of the squabbling Social Democrats (CSSD), with their democratic faction pushed into the defensive, the Party of Citizens' Rights - the Zemanites (SPOZ) and Communists (KSCM), Steigerwald writes.
This will create the terrain full of Communists and neo-Communists on which they will be able to dance again, he adds.
When the Communist regional governor met the North Korean ambassador, they spent some time in a friendly debate. The public opposition to the event was negligible, Steigerwald writes.
In the autumn early election the question will be asked: Do the Communists deserve a second try? And do voters deserve it? The voter himself must give the answer. This is a quite a horrendous idea, he adds.
TOP 09 would be a clear winner of elections if social networks could win them as the party has the biggest number of fans on the Facebook and many of them also on the Twitter, Alexandr Mitrofanov writes in Pravo.
This is quite an interesting statistics. However, it should be noted that before the direct presidential election at the beginning of the year, TOP 09 leader Karel Schwarzenberg was also the online king and it is well-known how he eventually fared, Mitrofanov writes, in a veiled reference to Schwarzenberg's clear defeat by Milos Zeman.
If TOP 09 politicians try to convince pensioners in the streets that they should elect them, the latter must be close to a heart attack. This is caused by the very fact that they are faced by Schwarzenberg or even the party's strongman Miroslav Kalousek, Mitrofanov writes.
As a result, the online inebriation can easily turn into a hang-over, he adds.
Miroslav Kalousek is still the most unpredictable factor of the forthcoming early election, Jiri Leschtina writes in Hospodarske noviny.
On the one hand, he is the most outstanding face of the ongoing campaign. He has rapidly assumed the position of the rival of Zeman with his his ambition to grab as big slice of power in the state as possible, Leschtina writes.
Thanks to this, TOP 09 may win over many voters especially after Zeman's having engaged the SPOZ into the election without any scruples, he adds.
On the other hand, it is not former prime minister Petr Necas, but Kalousek himself who is responsible for the overall, uselessly prolonged policy of cuts, Leschtina writes.
The cuts hit even the sphere a cautious politician prefers to avoid such as the material situation of the disabled, he adds.
Kalousek evidently believed that he will improve his reputation by a more generous policy before the election, Leschtina writes.
However, now he is entering the campaign as the mastermind of cuts, which may not be outweighed even by the personality of Schwarzenberg whose charm has already rather evaporated, he adds.
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