Poll suggests 42.5 believe Klaus’s re-election not completely fair

A new poll suggests 42.5 percent of Czechs believe Václav Klaus was not re-elected president in a completely fair manner. The survey, conducted by the Median agency and published in Monday’s Lidové noviny, indicates that people are bothered by the fact that Mr Klaus’s election was secured with the vote of a turn-coat opposition Social Democrat deputy and the absence of a member of the Greens, who supported the challenger Jan Švejnar. Thirty percent of respondents said they were not bothered by the election, while 27.5 percent had no opinion. Václav Klaus secured a second five-year term as Czech president by two votes in a joint session of Parliament in mid February.

Author: Rosie Johnston