>Czech politics: even left-wing voters back Klaus for second term


Meanwhile elsewhere on the Czech political scene, public opinion according to polling by STEM is turning in favour of Václav Klaus staying on for a second term as President. The Czech President is indirectly elected by a joint session of parliament, rather than by popular voter, so the results are mainly interesting for the ideological cross-currents they reveal swirling around VK. Even a majority of left-wing voters (52% of Social Democrat supporters and 46% (!) of Communist sympathisers) want VK to go on, mainly it seems because they despair of the left- and centre ever cominG up with a serious alternative candidate. Better the devil you know than the devil ….you’ve frankly never heard of, it seems.

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