Twenty-three years ago the Velvet Revolution swept the Communists from power in former-Czechoslovakia but today in the Czech Republic they are doing better than anytime over the last two decades. On Tuesday, regional members of the party in Ústí agreed on the first communist governor with their Social Democrat counterparts. More
Current AffairsCould Communists replicate first participation in regional governments at national level?
Two weeks after regional elections which saw a landslide victory for the opposition Social Democrats, governments in all of the Czech Republic’s 13 regions are now being formed by the wining party. In six of them, the governments are most likely to rely on the support of the Communist Party. They will either enter straightforward coalitions with the Social Democrats, or support Social Democrat minority governments. This represents a significant advance for the Communists in the post-1989 period. More