Looking back at the Previous Year

Supporters of ČSSD (Czech Social Democratic Party) perceive the previous period more favourably, in general. Followers of other political parties have more or less critical viewpoints, with the exception of certain areas. Supporters of ODS (Civic Democratic Party), regardless of their more critically tuned stands, acknowledged progress in the fields of ecology, foreign policy and the standard of living.

Progress in talks regarding entry to the EU and crime and corruption prevention in general are appreciated more often by followers of KDU-ČSL (Christian Democratic Party – Czechoslovak People’s Party) than others. Supporters of US – DEU (Union of Freedom – Democratic Union) are often found among those dissatisfied, according to them the political situation in the country, as well as foreign policy, the education system and crime prevention took a turn for the worse. Followers of the former Four-Coalition as a whole also incline toward more critical judgment, e.g. when appraising the situation in the judicial system, integration talks with the EU and stamping out corruption. Supporters of KSČM (Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia) typically have generally critical opinions, only with the exception of certain areas, such as supply of goods and services, the situation in the judicial system and care for the environment.