As they are used to, the Czechs will vote on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning until 14 hours. May 24th and 25th. A rarely mobilizing ballot in this country. In 2014, with only 18%, the Czech Republic had the second lowest participation rate in the EU, behind the 13% of Slovakia.
European elections 2019: news, polls and lists of candidates
Five years later, the situation is unlikely to change. According to a poll by Czech Television in February, only one-third of the population said they knew about the upcoming elections, and more than 70% of Czechs said they could not name one of their 21 deputies in Strasbourg. . Or that of Vera Jourova, Czech European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, who appeared in the US magazine's ranking in April Time of the hundred most influential figures in the world in 2018.
Historical breakthrough of the pirate party?
A year and a half after his clear victory in the legislative elections (nearly 30% of the vote), the populist ANO movement of Prime Minister Andrej Babis is favored. His training would rejoin the centrist group. Border security, equal opportunities and the quality of food are among its priorities. With nearly 15% of the voting intentions, the pirate party could achieve a historic breakthrough. He is hoping for four seats in Parliament.
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