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Poll: Leftist opposition parties most popular

ČTK |
11 December 2012

Prague, Dec 10 (CTK) - The Social Democrats (CSSD) remain the favourite of the next Czech general election, followed by the other leftist opposition party, the Communists (KSCM), being preferred by 25.6 and 16.3 percent of the voters, respectively, according to the latest ppm factum poll released yesterday.

The Civic Democrats (ODS) received 15.7 percent, only slightly less than the KSCM, and TOP 09, their junior coalition partner, 10.5 percent.

The poll indicated that two more parties would enter the Chamber of Deputies if elections were held now, the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and the left-wing Party of Citizens' Rights (SPOZ), with 6.4 percent and 5.7 percent, respectively.

Compared to the previous ppm factum poll, the results remained more or less unchanged.

According to the ppm factum election model, the CSSD would win 70 seats, the KSCM 42, the ODS 41, TOP 09 24, the KDU-CSL 14 and the SPOZ nine seats in the 200-member lower house of parliament.

The left-wing, which dominates the upper house, would thus have a clear majority in the lower house, too, and no coalition could be formed without the CSSD or the KSCM.

The pollsters noted that the number of supporters of the Czech Pirate Party seems to be growing, but it did not cross the 5-percent threshold to enter parliament.

The Pirates won 3.4 percent of the vote and the Greens (SZ) 3.7 percent.

The turnout would be 60 percent, according to the poll conducted on nearly 1000 respondents from November 29 to December 9.

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