Exactly 30 years ago, on June 8 and 9, 1990, the first free elections to Czechoslovakia’s Federal Assembly in over four decades were held. Following extremely high turnout, the Civic Forum, which had led the Velvet Revolution, received 53 percent of the vote. Trailing far behind was the Communist Party, on 15 percent. Jan Urban was the leader of the Civic Forum’s candidate list at that time. I asked him if it was a result he had expected.

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