Opposition Coalition Wins Surprise Victory in Czech Election

Implications of the Czech parliamentary elections for international investors

Losing the election by a razor-thin margin in terms of popular support, the ruling ANO party of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš came in second during this weekend’s parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic. The strong electoral performance of its main rival, the centre-right SPOLU coalition, as well as the poor results of smaller parties favouring Babiš, have resulted in four large formations entering the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the country’s legislature.

While SPOLU is the clear favourite to be the senior member of a future coalition, the future coalition talks will also depend on the attempts of PM Babiš to stay in power, while the ill-health of Czech President Miloš Zeman looks set to further prolong the procedure.

As the new parliamentary groupings prepare for the formation of the next government, Kesarev provides an analysis of the parliamentary vote, as well as its potential implications.

Read the full memo here.

Uncategorized
Kesarev

Romania’s Government Falls

Implications of the no-confidence vote against the Cîțu Cabinet Less than a year after its formation, Romania’s three-party government, led by Prime Minister Florin Cîțu

Uncategorized
Kesarev

Ukraine’s Renewable Energy Crisis Rumbles On

In the coming days the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) may begin to consider a draft law levying an increase in taxes on a range of business sectors,

Uncategorized
Kesarev

Coalition Crisis in Romania

Analysis & implications of the turmoil surrounding the split of Romania’s ruling coalition Political stability in Romania has taken a strong hit in recent days

Uncategorized
Kesarev

Alar Karis Elected President of Estonia

In a move that surprised many in terms of its smoothness and speed, the Head of the Estonian National Museum Alar Karis was last week

About the GCA

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.