November 30, 2021

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Opinion poll: Two-thirds of Czechs oppose Andrej Babis’ presidential candidacy

Babish has not refuted or confirmed the candidacy in the past.

According to two-thirds of the people, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (YES) should not run for President of the Republic. This follows a survey conducted by Median for Radiožurnál. Young voters under the age of 28, college graduates, and residents of big cities were the most disapproved of a potential candidacy. On the contrary, the possible candidacy of the incumbent prime minister has been approved by about a quarter of people, news server iROZHLAS.cz explained on Sunday.

Babish will be supported in running by the YES movement. “There is also support between people with a basic education and people who are inactive,” said Median CEO Přemysl Čech.

Young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 mainly oppose the YES leader’s candidacy. He will not be supported in the candidacy by the majority of voting and hacker alliances with the STAN movement. According to the poll, about 80 percent of students would not support the current prime minister, Radiožurnál summarizes.

Babish has not refuted or confirmed the candidacy in the past. But he admitted after the recent parliamentary elections that the “Yes” movement will present a presidential candidate. “Next year there will be municipal elections, and there will be presidential elections, and everywhere there will be a movement for participation,” he said after the majority of votes were counted.

Before that, in another poll, Median examined who people could imagine as head of state. General Peter Pavel will have the most support, about 13 percent of the violin. Grandma finished there in second place. Seven percent would support Jerry Drahus, Pavel Fischer or Vaclav Klaus Sr.

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Regular presidential elections in the Czech Republic are scheduled for the spring of 2023. At that time, the five-year term of the current President of the Republic, Milos Zeman, will expire, iROZHLAS.cz explains.