Jiří Dienstbier tops popularity ladder


Deputy Social Democrat leader Jiří Dienstbier has climber to the top of the popularity ladder of Czech politicians, ousting his party boss Bohuslav Sobotka, who reigned unchallenged for over a year. Mr. Dienstbier got a 55 percent trust rating from the public, followed by Bohuslav Sobotka and another Social Democrat deputy chairman Michal Hašek. Miroslava Němcová, deputy chair of the Civic Democrats, placed fourth with a 47 percent trust rating. Prime Minister Petr Nečas is in tenth place with 36 percent.