Pundit: Pirates’ strong poll placing shows demand for liberal party

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A Median poll published Tuesday reaffirms ANO’s long-term commanding lead among Czech voters. But the survey also suggests that the Czech Pirate Party, one of the smaller parties in the coalition, are now ahead of government leaders the Civic Democrats. So, what are the Pirates doing right? I put that question to political scientist Jiří Pehe.

“I think the Pirates are one of the most visible parties in the Czech government. They have two very good ministers. The minister of foreign affairs, Jan Lipavský, is considered probably the best minister in the Czech government. And the party chairman, Ivan Bartoš, is a good minister of regional development and is in charge of digitalisation.

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Author: Ian Willoughby