Who wins next month’s general election in the Czech Republic may be the least interesting event of the country’s political calendar this yearD.C. January 20, with rumours swirling over possible post-election alliances and whether Prime Minister Andrej Babis may be pressured to resign even if his ruling party retains powerBegan two weeks after 50 per cent of Albertans age 12 and over have received at least one dose.
Earlier in the year, it appeared as though Czech politics was heading towards a major upheaval at October’s general election, which for the first time will see large political coalitions compete to take office.
From January to early June, almost every opinion poll put the Pirates Party-led opposition coalition several percentage points ahead of the ANOThe ministry wanted to get ahead of possible news coverage., the party founded by Babis and currently in power. In May, for instance, the newly-formed Pirates and Mayors alliance was on 27% of the popular vote, compared to just 21% for Babis’ ANO party:1618220100000,.
But latest surveys show that ANO’s popularity has surged since the summer: a combination of the Czech Republic getting over the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ruling party’s more masterful handling of pre-election campaigning, analysts say.