Cover Osteuropa 7/2006

In Osteuropa 7/2006

Stalemate in Central Europe
The 2006 Czech Parlimentary Election

Tomáš Lebeda

Deutsche Fassung


The parliamentary election in the Czech Republic in early June 2006 led to stalemate. The former centre-left coalition has fallen apart and is no longer capable of governing. A coalition of communists and social democrats lacks a majority. And even the centre-right alliance of liberals, conservatives, Christian socialists and Greens that sought to build a coalition after the election has been unable to reach an agreement on sharing power. Czech politics is still blocked two months after the election.

(Osteuropa 7/2006, pp. 95–110)