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President’s popularity rises in December

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Prague, Jan 6 (CTK) – Some 59 percent of Czechs trusted President Milos Zeman in December, 3 percent more than in October 2015, according to a poll conducted by the CVVM polling institute and released yesterday.
However, mayors and local town halls are still the most trustworthy institutions with the approval rating of over 60 percent.
On the other hand, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, both houses of parliament, are still the least trusted bodies. They are popular with roughly one-third of respondents.
Regional assemblies are trusted by 45 percent and regional governors by 40 percent of Czechs.
The Constitutional Court is trusted by 55 percent of those polled and the ombudsman’s office by 53 percent.
Out of the public institutions, the Supreme Audit Office (NKU) enjoys the trust of one-half of Czechs.
There were few changes compared with the end of 2014, with the single exception of Zeman.
In December 2014, the trust in Zeman plunged to a record-low 34 percent.
At the beginning of his term of office in March 2013, Zeman scored a record-high 61 percent approval rating.
Dissatisfaction with the current political situation was expressed by 46 percent of Czechs, satisfaction by one-fifth.
Less than one-third of Czechs feel neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.
In general, Czechs tend to be more satisfied with the political situation now, the pollsters said, comparing the results conducted since 2011.

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