Seven parties stand to win seats in lower house

16-09-2013

Seven parties now stand to win seats in the lower house, according to a poll conducted by the STEM agency just six weeks ahead of the country’s general elections. The Social Democrats would come out top with 30 percent of the vote, followed by the Communist Party with 15 percent. The centre-right TOP 09 would get 12 percent of the vote, followed by the right wing Civic Democrats with 11 percent. The three potential newcomers are the Citizens’ Rights Party – Zemanites with 7.4 percent, the ANO 2011 party headed by business tycoon Andrej Babiš with 7.7 percent and the Christian Democrats with 5.5 percent of the vote.