Voting in the two-day elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament has ended. After counting the votes from 5 percent of the election commissions, the Ano party of Prime Minister Andrej Babisz has the support of 30.88 percent of voters. The right-wing SPOLU coalition – 23.79 percent, the Pirate and STAN Coalition, i.e. the Mayors and Independent Movement – 12.96 percent.
These partial results indicate that the Social Democrats, currently co-ruling with Ano, voted for by 5.29 percent, will enter the lower house of parliament. voters. If the results are confirmed, the Chamber of Deputies will be short of communists for the first time since 1989.
According to the first partial results, 64.78 percent of the eligible voters participated in the election. This is more than in the previous elections.
The future of the Czech government is at stake
The type of government that will be formed in the Czech Republic will depend on the results of the vote. The last public opinion poll before the vote showed that it is the leading Ano party of Prime Minister Andrej Babisz that has the best chance of winning. The second place in the polls was taken by the SPOLU (Together) coalition formed by three center-right groups, and the third – the coalition of the liberal Pirate Party and the closer center of the STAN movement (Mayors and Independents).
The Czech Republic is the only country in the European Union where two-day elections are held. In this way, the parliament, the president and local governments, as well as Czech MEPs are elected.
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