Ruling ANO party slips back into lead in latest STEM poll

A newly released poll, conducted by the STEM agency in June, put Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s ANO party at the top of a hypothetical general election result with 26.7 percent of the vote, 2.7 percent more than in the previous month.

The Pirate and Mayors and Independents parties' coalition fell by four points to second place with 24.1 percent, followed by the SPOLU coalition, made up of the Civic Democrats, the Christian Democrats and the TOP 09 party, with 17.4 percent.

The Freedom and Direct Democracy party would come in fourth with 10.9 percent of the vote. The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia and the Social Democrats both polled at 5.5 percent, meaning that they would pass the threshold necessary to get into the Chamber of Deputies. Přísaha, a new party formed around former police chief Robert Šlachta would just manage to scrape into the lower house with 5.1 percent of the vote.

Author: Tom McEnchroe