Czech Republic

PM Sobotka and Cabinet get good satisfaction rating from public


A poll by the CVVM agency which has been published recently suggests that people are largely satisfied with Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka of the Social Democrats (CSSD) and his centre-left cabinet’s programme.

In a poll conducted in January, 52% said that they were satisfied with the work of the Sobotka Cabinet whilst 25% were dissatisfied. The Prime Minister himself scored a 51% satisfaction rating but 40% were dissatisfied.

In another poll by the agency around 64% of Czechs said that the introduction of direct presidential elections in 2012 was a good thing. Around 14% say that it should have been left with parliament. The current President, MiloŇ° Zeman, has been a controversial figure since his election in 2013. On 17th November 2014 thousands of Czechs took part in a demonstration against Zeman during the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. They were protesting about his pro-Russian stance and crude language used on a TV show.

The Czech government was elected in October 2013.

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