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

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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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