published: 01.10.2013, 15:04 | updated: 01.10.2013 15:19:21
Prague - One-fifth of Czechs still have not made up their mind on what party to choose in the forthcoming early election, according to the two polls conducted by the STEM polling agency and released today.
The most frequent reason is that they are not interested in the election, set for October 25-26.
Others explain their position by a general dissatisfaction, mistrust in politicians and resignation.
However, one-third of the undecided are ready to go to the election, while one-third are hesitating.
The previous general election, held in 2010, was attended by almost one-half of the undecided voters, while another one-tenth did not have the voting right at that time.
Out of those who took part in the election, the parties of the later centre-right coalition government had the strongest representation.
The Civic Democratic Party (ODS) was elected by 12 percent of the voters who are now undecided, another 9 percent cast their votes for TOP 09 and 7 percent for the Public Affairs (VV).
The Social Democrats (CSSD) were elected by 7 percent of the undecided.
People under 45 and women tend to be most often among those hesitating.
Those advocating the political centre and the moderate right tend to prevail among the wavering voters.
Out of the undecided voters, one-third said they were making their choice between more parties. One-fifth are waiting for the development of the situation before the elections and said they do not want their vote to fall through.
Another fifth has not yet taken interest in the election.
"We asked the group wavering between more parties what parties they had in mind. Most of them said it was food mogul Andrej Babis's ANO, almost 40 percent TOP 09 and about 30 percent the CSSD," the pollsters said.
The polls were conducted on a sample of over 2,000 Czechs between August 29 and September 15-21.
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