The leader of opposing CSSD (Social Democrats) offered to ODS (Civic democrats) coalition that would last for two years. This proposal was refused by the head of ODS Mirek Topolanek. ODS still see the solution in early election in 1H07. Note that president should name person who will form “the second” government (there are three attempts) at the end of October after Senate and municipal election. CSSD also offered that it will support 2007 draft budget proposal if the government will not privatize CEZ. The parliament will discus draft budget on October 24.
Separately: The last poll of Stem agency shows falling preferences of CSSD. The elections would win ODS with 32% (35.4% in June’s elections), CSSD lost about 10% from June to 22.7% (32.3%), Communists 11.7% (12.7%), Greens 10.5% (6.3%) and the Parliament would reach also KDU-CSL (Christian democrats) with 6.3% (7.2%). The former coalition parties (ODS, KDU and Green) would have according to this poll 113 chairs against 87 of left-wing (CSSD and Communists).
Our view: CSSD counts that they will create the government for the third attempt. The left and right parties have equality of votes in the parliament and we believe that the parliamentary confidence for such cabinet is disputable. We still see the early election as the most likely solution.