STEM: majority supports new coalition


A poll carried out by the STEM agency suggests that a majority of Czechs support the new centre-right government coalition, which consists of the Civic Democrats, TOP 09 and Public Affairs parties. 53% of respondents are in favour of the coalition, while 58% of those who participated in May elections give their support. The poll also rated the parties’ credibility among citizens. The new Public Affairs party was considered “trustworthy” by most small party supporters, left-leaning voters and non-voters. Partisan voters, meanwhile, were more likely to consider the party “suspicious”. The coalition parties received a combined total of 48% of the legislative election in May and will stand a vote of confidence in Parliament on August 10.