Art by Yousef Amairi

Art by Yousef Amairi
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April 01, 2010

Czech Republic Poll finds Social Dems and Communists would assume majority in lower house, March 16, 2010

Prague, March 16 (CTK) - The Social Democrats (CSSD) would win elections with 27.9 percent of the vote, and along with the Communists (KSCM) command a majority in the Czech Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of parliament, shows a STEM poll conducted in March and released to CTK yesterday.

The runner-up Civic Democrats (ODS) would gain 20 percent of the vote, which has been their lowest support since March 2006.

The KSCM , the two new parties, TOP 09 and Public Affairs (VV), and the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) would also cross the 5-percent parliamentary threshold.

The Greens (SZ), currently the smallest party in parliament, would not enter the Chamber of Deputies.

According to the STEM election model, the CSSD would have 75 mandates, the ODS 56, the KSCM 29, TOP 09 17, the KDU-CSL 12 seats and the VV 11 in the 200-seat lower house.

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