Kantar: ANO losing its edge over rivals ahead of general elections

The prime minister’s ANO party is losing its edge over political rivals a fortnight ahead of general elections, according to the results of a Kantar poll commissioned by Czech Television.

The poll, conducted in September, shows the ANO party winning 24.5 percent of the vote, with the SPOLU election alliance of Civic Democrats, Christian Democrats and TOP 09 a close second with 23 percent. The Pirate Party and Mayors and Independents would place third with 20 percent of the vote. The only two other political parties which would cross the 5 percent threshold needed to win seats in the lower house are the Freedom and Direct Democracy Party with 11.5 percent and the Communist Party with 5 percent.