Babiš praised the European project, Zeman talked about the satisfaction test – Novinky.cz



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22:00 – The first day of elections in the Czech Republic is over, it will continue on Saturday. Some EU countries will also vote on Sunday.

When is the European Parliament elected in Europe?

When is the European Parliament elected in Europe?

PHOTO: News

20:30 – People's Party president Marek Výborný expects about 20 percent to take part in the European Parliament elections. He told reporters in front of the polling station in Heřmanův Městec, where he voted. Five years ago, these elections were accompanied by a low turnout, with only 18.2% of eligible Czech voters coming to the polls. The People's Party has won three terms in the last European elections. Great would be a good result to defend that number.

18:22 Jan Hamacek, deputy PM and chairman of CSSD, estimates that participation in the European Parliament elections may be higher than expected. According to him, the election results will also show if the European Union begins to argue and collapse. Hamacek hopes CSSD will succeed and defend as many mandates as possible. It would be a success to defend the current position on the political scene. He told reporters after voting in parliamentary elections at the House of Culture in Mlada Boleslav. How many percent of votes he expects, he did not.

17:44 – Pirate President Ivan Bartos said the current elections were very important and pointed to difficulties with Brexit and the candidacy of populist and anti-Iranian parties. "We have to make a clear stop, because breaking the European project is not in the interest of the Czech Republic," he said.

Ivan Bartos on the elections to the European Parliament (Source: News)

16:25 – The TOP 09 President and Candidate Leader Jiří Pospíšil is expected to attend about 20 percent. He hopes that Eurosceptic parties will not win elections across Europe.

"The elections are important because the composition of the European Parliament will influence the EU's position, whether for dismantling, chaos and destruction, or for the powers it will have for better performance for the benefit of Europeans," he added. .

Pospíšil considers the European elections as a referendum on the government of Andrej Babiš. "It is a vote against the dismantling of the EU and at the same time it is a yellow card for Andrej Babis and his government," said Pospíšil.

President of TOP09 Jiří Pospíšil

President of TOP09 Jiří Pospíšil

PHOTO: Jan Handrejch, Pravo

16:17 – ODS president Petr Fiala believes in a higher turnout than in the last election. According to him, the people in the elections have the opportunity to express their opinion on the current SIM government and the communist-based CSSD.

The President of the ODS, Petr Fiala, in the elections to the European Parliament

15:46 – STAN president Vít Rakušan would consider more than 12 percent of the STAN coalition votes with TOP09 and regional partners a success. At least a two-digit result is taken for granted.

15:13 The president of Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), Tomio Okamura, hopes that the elections to the European Parliament will be accompanied by a greater participation than five years ago.

"The European Parliament is the only place where we can influence the future of the Czech Republic and where a Czech citizen can vote for its representatives," he said.

SPD President Tomio Okamura

SPD President Tomio Okamura

PHOTO: Jan Handrejch, Pravo

15:05 "I am sure that the journalists I have voted for, but that is a secret," Zeman said, but before he announced that he would vote for CSSD, he said that the EP elections will reflect on how citizens are satisfied with internal politics.

14:33 – In the Stodůlky of Prague, President Miloš Zeman fired his wife. The President appealed to citizens to go to the polls. According to him, the European elections are also a test of satisfaction with domestic politics.

KSČM President Vojtěch Filip; source: Pavel Orholz, Právo

14:23 – The president of KSCM, Vojtech Filip, voted among the first after 14 hours on the estate of Vltava in Ceske Budejovice. Above all, he wanted a greater share than the last European elections. "Eighteen percent are really few, it would be good if we exceeded at least twenty," Filip said. He would consider the success of his party if he had two or three representatives in the European Parliament.

The President of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party Vojtěch Filip recalled the first in České Budějovice

The President of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party Vojtěch Filip recalled the first in České Budějovice

PHOTO: Pavel Orholz, Pravo

14:14 "We want to win, it will certainly be a failure if we do not win," Babis said.

Interview with Andrej Babiš on the elections. Source: Novinky.cz

14:08 – "I hope participation is better than the previous one," Babis recalled 18 percent of previous elections.

"The European project is successful, we have peace," he said.

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš recalled the elections to the European Parliament in Průhonice.

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš recalled the elections to the European Parliament in Průhonice.

Photo: Petr Hloušek, Právo

14:01 – Ten minutes before 14 o'clock, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) waited for the polling station to open in Průhonice.

Record: Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and President Milos Zeman go to the polls

14:00 – The elections to the European Parliament have already begun.

The composition of the European Parliament is decided by more than 400 million voters from 28 Member States. In the Czech Republic, it is traditionally chosen on Friday from 2 pm to 10 pm and on Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm.

The results of voting will not be published until after the closure of polling stations in all countries, ie on Sundays after 11 pm.

Voters can select a particular candidate or give preferential votes to two candidates. They are characterized by playing their serial number.

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