The Czech public is increasingly dissatisfied with the way in which the government is handling the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic. A recent poll by Behavio showed that close to 70 percent of Czechs say the government failed in its response to the pandemic or have serious reservations to the steps taken. Now a poll by Kantar has seen the trust rating of the two government parties slump, with the prime minister’s ANO party getting 24.5 percent support and the Social Democrats failing to cross the necessary 5 percent threshold needed to win seats in the lower house. So is the coronavirus crisis changing the Czech political landscape – and will the ruling parties pay the ultimate price? Political scientist Jiří Pehe:  

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