The ANO party of Andrej Babiš has increased its opinion poll lead over other parties according to June’s survey of intentions by the STEM agency. It found ANO way ahead with support from 32.8 percent of respondents likely giving them 92 seats in the 200-seat lower house. The communists were placed second with 12.7 percent and the current leading government party, the Social Democrats, third with 11.4 percent support. The poll was carried out in the days running up to June 15. Social Democrat prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka announced his attention to stand down as party and election leader on June 14 due to poor poll ratings. The latest poll would also see the Civic Democrats and Christian Democrats wins seats in the parliament. ANO gained 28.3 percent and the Social Democrats 16.6 percent in STEM’s April survey.
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