New poll: two biggest parties tied ahead of early election


The two biggest Czech political parties, the Civic Democrats and the Social Democrats, are neck in neck four months ahead of the early general elections, according to a new poll by the STEM which was published on Friday. The poll suggests that both parties would gain just over 28 percent of the vote. Third in the poll came the Communists, with 12.8 percent, followed by the Christian Democrats with 6.2 percent. That party would also be the last to get into Parliament. The poll was carried out before a new party, TOP 09, formed last week. According to other public opinion surveys, TOP 09 could gain as much as 12 percent of the vote in October’s early elections to the lower house.