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Research by the STEM institute has shown that the Czech vote in the recent elections was an expression of a desire for positive change in society, rather than a manifestation of dissatisfaction. Credit: Freepik.

Czech Republic, November 19 (BD) – Data collected by the non-profit STEM institute shows that Czechs voted in the recent general election in hopes of changing things for the better, not out of dissatisfaction and worry . Data was collected from October 15 to 25 from a sample of 1,074 respondents over the age of 18.

“Can you tell us what was the main reason for your participation in the elections for the Chamber of Deputies?” “

Source: STEM. Caption (top to bottom): Dissatisfaction with the political situation in the country; Support the policies and program of a particular party; Bring new parties and new faces into politics; Support a particular politician; A positive impression of a particular party’s campaign; Fear of a worsening economic situation in the Czech Republic; Participation in the elections is obvious.

According to the graph, 26% of voters did so because participation is an obvious decision, a fundamental right that should not be waived. In this category, 37% have a medium-high level of education. But only a minority of young people under 29 agree with this statement (17%).

24% responded that the reason they voted was to support a certain program or political party. In this category are mainly found the supporters of the ANO and the Communist Party.

The remaining 24% rather declared having voted for fear of a deterioration of the political situation, therefore out of dissatisfaction with the current situation and in the hope of a change. Of those polled, 39%, the majority, voted for the Spolu alliance, which is leading the formation of the new government. 8% voted for fear of a deterioration in the economic situation in the Czech Republic.

9% of those polled said they voted to bring new faces into politics, the majority of which voted Pirates and Stan.

Thus, only a third of those questioned voted out of fear or dissatisfaction, while the majority voted for positive reasons or in favor of a political program.

The survey also found that most of those who did not vote were in the 30-44 age group, arguing for the most part (17%) that they saw no politician to place their hopes on, 15% saying they had done so. not go to the polls because they thought the vote would not change the political situation.

As usual, those with the lowest expectations in politics are people with low to medium education and training (58%) and young people under 29 (52%).

Which of the following statements best describes your election decision? “I chose a party or a coalition …”

Source: STEM. Dark Red – “… which completely matches my views”; red – “… which is quite close to my opinions”; yellow: “… which is not so close to my point of view but better than the others”.

This year, voters only partially chose parties or coalitions that fully corresponded to their views and interests (29% of all voters).

Among those who say they voted for a party that fully corresponds to their opinions and personal interests, these are mostly people with basic education (36%) and adults over 60 (37%). Graduates also said they voted according to their political conviction by voting for a party very close to their political views (63%).

Others chose a party or coalition sufficiently close to their point of view as an acceptable compromise (48%). The most hesitant groups, voting “least worse”, were 45-59 year olds (29%) and those with a high school education (27%).

Less than a quarter of voters (23%) described their choice as an exit from the emergency, that is to say a party not too close to their point of view but still better than the others.

Finally, most voters believed that the political elections were a judgment on Prime Minister Babiš.

“In this election to the Chamber of Deputies, the key question for you was whether Andrej Babiš will be the winner of the election and the next Prime Minister?

Many saw the elections as a sort of referendum on Babiš and his government, especially supporters of the ANO (the party of the outgoing Prime Minister) and the opposition alliances, PirSTAN and SPOLU.

https://brnodaily.com/2021/11/19/news/politics/electoral-behavior-analysis-reveals-optimistic-motives-of-czech-voters/https://brnodaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/top-view-paper-style-voting-arrangement_23-2149095474-freepik-1024×682.jpghttps://brnodaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/top-view-paper-style-voting-arrangement_23-2149095474-freepik-150×100.jpgGiorgia MauraCzech Republic / WorldPoliticsCzech Republic, PoliticsResearch by the STEM institute has shown that the Czech vote in the recent elections was an expression of a desire for positive change in society, rather than a manifestation of dissatisfaction. Credit: Freepik.Czech Rep, Nov 19 (BD) – Data collected by the nonprofit STEM institute shows that Czechs voted in …News and events in English in Brno

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