Poll: almost half of Czechs think Klaus should give up politics

A new poll by the Focus agency for Mladá fronta Dnes, has suggested that more than 48 percent of Czechs think that President Václav Klaus should retire from political life after he steps down as president next March. Nineteen-percent said the opposite; more than 1,000 people took part in the survey. Among Civic Democrat voters, more than two-fifths of those questioned suggested he should retire from politics; seven percent said they could see him as head the party again, while four percent said they would welcome him as prime minister. Mr Klaus is a two-term president: his first term began on March 7, 2003.

Author: Jan Velinger