published: 12.09.2012, 15:12 | updated: 12.09.2012 15:14:13
Prague - Former prime minister Milos Zeman's Party of Citizens' Rights (SPOZ) would for the first time enter the Chamber of Deputies if general elections were held now, according to a poll conducted by the polling institute STEM and released today.
In all, five parties would be in the lower house of parliament.
The winners would be the opposition Social Democrats (CSSD) with 79 seats in the 200-member Chamber of Deputies.
They would be followed by Communists who have scored their best result since the 2010 elections, 47 mandates.
The governing Civic Democratic Party (ODS) and TOP 09 would obtain 42 and 23 seats, respectively, the extra-parliamentary SPOZ nine.
Compared with the June poll, the ODS and TOP 09 have suffered some losses.
Communists have evidently started getting protest votes, the pollsters said, adding that the proportion of undecided voters was rising, too.
According to party preferences, the CSSD would be elected by 22 percent in September, while it was 21.9 percent in June.
The support to the ODS fell from 14.9 percent to 12.1 and that to TOP 09 from z 9.5 to 7.7 percent.
Communists are now popular with 13.5 percent of Czechs, 0.6 percent more than in June.
The error of margin is 2-3 percent.
If the elections were held now, the turnout would be 52 percent. One-fifth have refused to take part in them and 28 percent have not made up their mind.
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