Updates: 10/09/2021 16:10
Released: 09.10.2021, 16:10
Prague – Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the CSSD Jan Hamáček believes that the Social Democracy is being helped to the Chamber of Deputies by votes from Prague thanks to the campaign of the Ministry of Labor Jana Maláčová. He told Czech Television in the headquarters of the government party at the People’s House in Prague that he would end up in the leadership of the CSSD if the party dropped out of the lower house.
The electoral result of the Social Democracy, after adding up half of the constituencies, has fallen by hundreds of percent below the required 5% threshold and is on a declining trend. “It will be tight, we will see how Prague turns out. It is not numbered at all, I trust Mrs. Maláčová’s campaign in Prague a lot,” Hamáček told Czech Television.
He reiterated that he would end up in the leadership of the Social Democracy if the party did not get into the House. “My critics will have a chance to take over the party and do something about it,” he said. What will be the next steps of the CSSD in case of its end will depend on the decision of the party bodies. “The presidency will meet and decide what to do next,” Hamáček said.
According to Hamáček, the election results inform that the people leaned towards a large group. “If there is no Social Democracy in the House and there are four entities, it looks like a stalemate,” he added.