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Libertas Fails

Just for the record: despite the earlier hype, Libertas could not set foot on the continent and even failed in Ireland, and Central Europe is not fertile ground for them.The eurosceptic, anti-Lisbon movement that hoped to win 100 seats in the European Parliament, came up with a single “franchise” seat of Mouvement pour la France,… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Ivan Gasparovic, the incumbent president has won the run-off in the Slovakian presidential elections. Mr Gasparovic is supported by the current government of the leftish-populist Smer and two small nationalist parties where the president had belonged. Iveta Radicova, the candidate of the right-wing opposition and the Hungarian minortiy has lost 55,5% – 44.5%. The presidents… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

New Czech Eurosceptic Party

Anyway, I think that in the long run the evolution of this new party will make the Czech Republic more governable. The Czech Republic had to live with a strong left-right division with a number of small parties, many minority and car-taking governments, and a major right-wing party that was had to struggle inside with the question of the EU. I believe that SSO will remain a relatively strong but still fringe-party, and will let ODS seek more pragmatic coalitions. It will effectively marginalize this kind of political thought as it will be substracted from the major right-wing party, and probably help to marginalize Mr Klaus, too.

Posted by Dániel Antal