Schwarzenberg and Nečas joint “winners” of poll on preferred PM

The leader of the new party TOP 09, Karel Schwarzenberg, and the new leader of the Civic Democrats, Petr Nečas, are the most popular choices to be Czech prime minister, suggests a poll conducted by the Median agency published in Wednesday’s Lidové noviny. Both men received the backing of nearly 31 percent of respondents. Around a fifth of those polled said they would like to see Social Democrats chairman Jiří Paroubek head the next government. His party has been in front in polls of support for individual parties for some time. Czechs will cast their ballots in general elections on the last weekend of May.

Author: Ian Willoughby