President tops trustworthiness poll

President Václav Klaus tops the trust polls for Czech politicians according to the December survey by the CVVM agency. Of those interviewed, 65 percent they had confidence in the president. The next best placed politician was Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg with 43 percent and chairman of the Constitutional Court Pavel Rychetský and lower house speaker Miroslava Němcová, both with 36 percent. Acting head of the opposition Social Democrats Bohuslav Sobotka stood at 35 percent with Prime Minister Petr Nečas on 33 percent. The biggest faller was leader of the Public Affairs party Radek John who is now trusted by 29 percent compared with 48 percent in May.

Author: Chris Johnstone