Social Democrats prepare for elections
The Social Democrats – like other parties in the Czech Republic – have begun preparing for elections to be held either in October or early November. According to ČTK, the party will pick candidates in August and present a policy programme in September. The party will run its own campaign which its leader said would be positive and transparent. Polls for months have suggested that the Social Democrats have a major advantage and are likely to win. The party also won in 2010 but was unable to find a viable partner to form a government.