Latest STEM poll puts PM’s ANO party ahead

In a newly released STEM agency poll, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s ANO party placed first with 32.4 percent of the vote, CNN Prima News reported on Sunday.

The opposition coalition Spolu (Civic Democrats, Christian Democrats, TOP09) placed second with 20 percent of the vote, followed by the Pirate Party and Mayors and Independents election coalition with 18 percent.

Two more parties would pass the 5 percent threshold to get into the Czech Chamber of Deputies according to the poll, namely the right-wing Freedom and Direct Democracy party with 11.8 percent and the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, which was chosen by 5.4 percent of voters questioned in the poll.

The Social Democrats, who are currently ANO’s minor government coalition partner, only scored 4.4 percent in the STEM survey, meaning that they would not get enough votes to get into the lower-house.

Elections into the Czech Chamber of Deputies are set to take place this year from October 8 to October 9.

Author: Tom McEnchroe