Poll: Civic Democrats main proponent of reforms

A new poll conducted by the STEM agency has suggested that the majority of Czechs rate the right-of-centre Civic Democratic Party as the main proponent of government reforms, despite the fact that that not it but fellow right-wing party TOP 09 holds key ministries, including Finance and Health. According to the poll, 53 percent of those surveyed named the Civic Democrats, 41 TOP 09 and just six percent the former government coalition party Public Affairs, replaced by a political platform led by Karolína Peake (who is founding a new party to be called LIDEM or For the People).

Those surveyed were also asked which party in government was the most thorough in seeing the government’s programme fulfilled: there, TOP 09 received 43 percent, the Civic Democrats 42. In general, government has not done well in numerous recent opinion polls, in which a majority of potential voters have expressed opposition to wide-reaching reforms.

Author: Jan Velinger