Czech Republic Faces Political Stalemate

People ♦ Published: October 28, 2013; 06:29 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Czech elections did not bring clear power relationships. The social democrats have to form a government, though.

Czech Republic Faces Political Stalemate / Picture: ©

After the parliamentary elections this weekend, the Czech political landscape has changed fundamentally.

Although the social democrats (CSSD) won 20.5% of the votes, the result is substantially below the expectations. Party leader Bohuslav Sobotka hoped to exceed 30% of the votes. Sobotka admitted that CSSD has achieved a “bitter victory”.

CSSD is followed by the new…