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July 4, 2018 12:00 am | FILED UNDER: politics

STAN Out Of Lower House, TOP 09 May Follow

By ČTK Czech Lower House

Prague, July 4 (CTK) – Two small centre-right opposition parties, TOP 09 and Mayors and Independents (STAN), would not defend their seats in the lower house of Czech parliament, according to the STEM poll released today that confirmed the dominant position of the ANO movement.

 

The latest STEM poll showed that the right-wing opposition Civic Democrats (ODS) would gain new supporters and strengthen their position of the second most popular party in the country, while the third Pirates, newcomers to parliament, suffered a drop in their popularity.

 

The Communists (KSCM), the Social Democrats (CSSD) and the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) received slightly higher support than in the previous poll, while Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD)

 

“The protest mood, which seemed to characterise the general election last autumn, seemed to be fading away. At the opening of the summer season, the public is hesitant and rather uncertain in relation to political parties,” the pollsters said.

 

If elections were held in June, ANO would win 32 percent of the vote according to the STEM model. The ODS won 15.5 percent, the Pirates 10.2 percent, the KSCM 9.1 percent, the SPD 8.6 percent, the CSSD 7.9 percent and the KDU-CSL 6.3 percent.

 

TOP 09 received 4.9 percent, just under the threshold to enter parliament, and the STAN 2.7 percent.

 

According to the pollsters, ANO would win 83 seats in the 200-member lower house and it could form a coalition government with either the ODS or the Pirates or the SPD.

 

The turnout would be 58 percent.

 

The poll was conducted in June. The appointment of the minority government of ANO and the CSSD and the Communist decision to support the Andrej Babis cabinet in the confidence vote planned for next week are reflected in the poll only slightly and most of the respondents were addressed before these events.

 

STEM election models released after 2017 general election (in percent):

 

Party

Election Oct 17

Nov 17

Dec 17

Feb 18

April 18

June 18

ANO

29.6

30.9

33.0

32.5

32.9

32.0

ODS

11.3

12.0

9.6

11.0

13.7

15.5

Pirates

10.8

10.4

12.2

13.3

13.5

10.2

KSCM

7.8

8.3

8.8

8.7

8.5

9.1

SPD

10.6

10.0

8.7

9.5

9.0

8.6

CSSD

7.3

8.2

8.0

7.1

7.0

7.9

KDU-CSL

5.8

6.1

5.4

5.2

5.4

6.3

TOP 09

5.3

4.6

4.4

4.6

3.9

4.9

STAN

5.2

3.9

5.2

4.0

3.9

2.7

Greens

1.5

1.5

0.9

1.1

0.8

0.6

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