When should politicians abdicate?

In March 2007 CVVM SOÚ AV ČR provided a survey, what affairs in public and political life are according to Czechs compatible with holding office and which ones should lead to resignation of a politician. Most Czech people take radical attitude to politicians who are sentenced or charged of crime (this is in both cases – when a crime relates to holding office and when a crime is not in relation to holding office as well) – agreement with resignation was almost unanimous.

On the other hand Czechs are most benevolent concerning criminality of a relative of a politician (34 % agree with abdication), infidelity (35 % for resignation) and finally commission of penal offence (46 % agree).

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