Former president Václav Havel receives highest ranking in recent survey
The politician that Czechs hold the highest regard for is Václav Havel, who was elected the country’s first post-communist president twenty years ago on December 29, serving three successive terms in office. A new survey by the STEM agency reveals that 75 percent of those polled believe that Mr. Havel did more for the country’s positive development than any other politician. The survey focused on the achievements of 28 Czech politicians active after the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Among the other top rated politicians are President Václav Klaus and the former head of the Christian Democrats Josef Lux.