Poll suggests just over half of Czechs see no role for president in ministerial appointments

A poll released by public broadcaster Czech Television showed 52% of respondents said they believed the president should appoint incoming prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka’s proposed list of ministers without any changes. President Zeman should be able to make changes regarding some nominations according to 38%, with 7% saying that the three way centre-left coalition should not be appointed at all. No opinion was expressed by 3% of the just over 1,000 people questioned. In another poll by the Median agency, 24% said that the president should make full use of all the powers possible to him with 74% saying he should be limited by the previous practice of heads of state.

Author: Chris Johnstone