Study: Communists make most expensive election promises
In related news, the Communist party has made the most expensive election promises, according to a study by the IDEA institute and the daily Lidové noviny. Two weeks ahead of an early general election, the Communists promise, among other things, to lower VAT rates, to introduce minimum pensions, and excluded medicines from VAT, which would costs at least 91.5 billion crowns. The Christian Democrats, meanwhile, promise to take steps that would cost 48 billion while the pledges of the Social Democrats to voters would cost the state budget 43.5 billion, the study says. The right-of-centre Civic Democrats would need less than 7.2 billion to fulfill their campaign promises.