Poll suggests six parties – including Christian Democrats – would make it into lower house


A new poll release by the Factum Invenio agency has suggested that if the national election were held now six parties would make it into the lower house of parliament. According to the survey results, the opposition Social Democrats would pick up 61 seats, the coalition members Civic Democrats 47, TOP 09 41, and Public Affairs just 10 – a drop in 14 seats since May’s election. The Communists would gain 29. Perhaps the most dramatic shift would be that of the Christian Democrats, who failed to cross the Chamber of Deputies’ five percent threshold in the election; according to the survey, if the election were held now the party would make it back in by picking up some 12 seats.