Cabinet members’ popularity wanes amid controversies

The STEM agency, meanwhile, has released the results of its monitoring of politicians’ popularity. The poll suggests that recent problems regarding vehicle registration, the dismissal of the police president and discussed tax increases have impacted on several, primarily cabinet, politicians. Prime Minister Petr Nečas, Interior Minister Jan Kubice and Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek all reached their lowest levels yet. The most favourable politicans were Social Democrat Jiřím Dienstbierem followed by former justice minister Jiří Pospíšil, Social Democrat chairman Bohuslav Sobotka, and speaker of the lower house Miroslava Němcová.