Most Czechs want early elections

More than half of Czechs would prefer snap elections as a way of resolving the current government crisis, according to a poll carried out by Median agency for Czech Radio. The second most popular preference is to have an interim government manage the country until scheduled elections in May of next year. If a political government were to be chosen, 29 percent would prefer to see a prime minister from the Social Democratic Party and 22 percent would prefer a Civic Democrat to head the government. The current government crisis was triggered by the resignation of Prime Minister Petr Nečas, who left his post on Monday amid a huge corruption scandal involving his chief-of-staff.