Internet poll finds strong scepticism over Blažek appointment

An ongoing online poll conducted by the news agency ČTK suggests the Czech public remain highly sceptical that the newly appointed Justice Minister Pavel Blažek will be able to carry out his job effectively. The poll asked respondents: “Will new Justice Minister Blažek be able to protect the justice system from external pressures and effectively investigate even sensitive political scandals?” Of around 1,700 votes so far, an overwhelming 96% said no – with 85% voting for a definitive “no” and 11% voting for “I don’t have much hope of that”. Only 4% expressed confidence in the new minister’s ability in the (entirely unscientific) poll.

Author: Dominik Jůn