“The YES movement of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš seems to have suffered a surprising defeat in the Czech elections, which casts a shadow over his political future. In addition, the Communists and Social Democrats, who were part of Babiš’s coalition government, failed to exceed the 5% threshold required to enter parliament, “Brussels wrote. server Politico. Politico describes the result of the coalition of Pirates and Mayors as “a great disappointment”.
According to the French diary Le Monde Babiš’s movement is facing opposition success and should not be able to form a government. A reversal could only occur if one of the opposition parties made a “dubious post-election agreement” and agreed to cooperate with YES, the daily writes. “(Babiš) tried everything, from the campaign against Brussels to the friendship with Viktor Orbán, but it still didn’t help him,” states Le Monde.
According to Le Mond, after these elections, the Czech Republic will once again join the European Union, but nothing is given and recalls that a possible future Prime Minister Petr Fiala rejects the euro. Coalition partners will also have to work hard to find an agreement on gay weddings or the legalization of cannabis, which is being promoted by the Pirates, the daily recalls.
“This weekend belongs to the TOTAL coalition. (…) For Andrej Babiš, however, the game is not over yet, “writes the Prague correspondent in his analysis BBC Rob Cameron and recalls that the future Prime Minister will be appointed by President Miloš Zeman, who has previously announced that he will not take into account the results of coalitions, but only of individual parties.
“The end of the post-communist era”
British letter The Guardian he described the result of the Czech elections as “the end of the post-communist era” and “the very symbolic departure of the communists to the eternal hunting grounds”. According to him, Andrej Babiš has only a slim chance of forming another government. The Guardian recalls the discrepancy between its pre-election statements on financial transparency and the fight against corruption and, on the other hand, the less than week-old revelation of ownership of large assets in southern France through anonymous companies. In addition, according to the letter, there is a shadow of doubts about the president’s health over the entire election.
German ARD station on his server Tagesschau writes about the surprising defeat of the government movement YES. He reminds, however, that much will depend on who President Milos Zeman entrusts with forming a government. “In the past, Zeman has repeatedly assured that he will entrust the strongest party, not the coalition,” Tagesschau recalls. Given that the coalition Together and PiratesSTAN announced before the elections that they would not cooperate with Babiš, the Czech Republic is in danger of a stalemate, the server closes.
Also German DPA agency she noted that the president made no secret of his support for Babiš, who could then expect an commission from Zeman to form a government.
“Key votes for failed parties”
“It seemed that Andrej Babiš would have a difficult attempt at a turnaround, but it was not enough for him to remain at the head of the Czech government. Half a year ago, it seemed unlikely that he would at least compete for victory, but two opposition blocs are well on their way to forming the next government, “said the Slovak list Pravda.
The commentator sees the result of the Czech elections as a hope for the whole of Central Europe Diary of N Martin Šimečka. “At a time when Central Europe is experiencing the greatest crisis of democracy since the fall of communism, the result of the Czech elections is of great importance. It creates a close bond between the Czech Republic and Slovakia in opposition to Poland and Hungary, whose governments have an authoritarian character, “writes Šimečka. However, according to him, a closer look is not so encouraging – half of the voters voted for populist or extremist parties.
Diary We are he believes that even if the Czechia did not choose the change, it has it. “The composition of parliament is crucial, and that speaks of change. That’s the way it is, sometimes the key is the votes for the parties that failed. However, it is still true that most Czech voters are jumping on populist waves, “Sme wrote. He added that the Czechia has a chance that instead of a populist, the government will be headed by a professor, former university rector, leader of the TOTAL coalition Petr Fiala, who weighs words.
“Defeat in the finish line”
“Change of the winner in the finish line,” commented the Polish news agency on the results of the Czech elections television TVN 24. She emphasized that the current opposition parties were able to overtake Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s movement, which initially led the vote, and won a majority in the lower house. “The results testify to the historical defeat of the Communists in Bohemia. For the first time since 1989, the KSČM will not have its members in parliament. The results are relentless even for social democracy. The party that has so far participated in the government will end up outside the parliament, “TVN remarked.
“Babiš’s YES movement is losing weight to the center-right coalition TOGETHER,” the opposition writes list Gazeta Wyborcza and adds that even in the event of a close victory, the prime minister’s party would not be able to form a government. According to the daily, the Czechs celebrated Babiš’s defeat by tapping their pints of beer in Prague pubs – it was the voters from Prague, where the votes count the longest, who sealed Babiš’s defeat: in the metropolis Babiš’s YES ended up third.
“Preliminary election results in the Czech Republic do not arouse optimism when it comes to resolving the Turów dispute quickly and easily. The Czechs will now have other problems and, in addition, the Polish mine is not a thing for them on the front pages of newspapers, “he wrote in a commentary. server Money.pl. “Poland relied on a speedy settlement of the dispute, but it turned out that Polish hopes that the elections in the Czech Republic would change something in the case of Turów were vain. The Czechs will now be absorbed by forming a stable majority in parliament, “the portal added.