Czechs want early elections

A flash poll conducted by the internet daily lidovky.cz indicates that the vast majority of Czechs want early elections. Over 70 percent of respondents opted in favour of early elections, just over 20 percent said they wanted the three ruling parties to patch up their differences and less than 8 percent said they would prefer a minority government of the two senior parties –the Civic Democrats and TOP 09. An opinion poll conducted by Factum Invenio late last week shows that left wing parties have been gathering strength in recent months. If elections were held today, the opposition Social Democrats would win 26.9 percent of the votes, and the Communists would get 14.9 percent. If the main opposition party chose to enter into a coalition with the Communists they would have a comfortable 111 vote majority in the lower house.