Czech TV poll puts Pirate Party, Mayors and Independents at the top

The opposition election coalition of the Pirate Party and the Mayors and Independents would win the elections if they were to take place in June with 25.5 percent of the vote, according to a poll conducted by the agency Data Collect for Czech Television released on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s ANO party came in second with 20.5 percent of the vote, followed by the Spolu coalition, made up of the Civic Democrats, the Christian Democrats and the TOP 09 party, with 19.5 percent.

The Freedom and Direct Democracy received 10.5 percent in the poll, followed by the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia with 5.5 percent. The Social Democratic Party, which is currently in a government coalition with ANO, would receive just around 5 percent of the vote according to the poll, meaning it would just manage to fulfill the threshold to get into the Chamber of Deputies. The new Přísaha (Oath) Party, centered around former police chief Robert Šlachta, also polled around the 5 percent threshold.

Author: Tom McEnchroe