The Christian Democrats and the STAN party of mayors and independents could play an important role in forming the next government, political analysts have told the Czech News Agency. The parties agreed at the weekend on running together in the parliamentary elections in October and will together need to equal or surpass a joint-10 percent threshold to make it into the Chamber of Deputies. Political scientists likewise suggested to ČTK that the move was also a gamble: a poll last Friday by the STEM agency had STAN polling at around 2.5 percent and the Christian Democrats, the junior party in the current government, at around 7.6.
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