Cover Osteuropa 6/2010

In Osteuropa 6/2010

Spectacularly Unspectacular
The 2010 Parliamentary Elections in the Czech Republic

Volker Weichsel

Deutsche Fassung


The victor in the elections to the Czech Chamber of Deputies is democracy. The voters have punished the established parties, without bringing populists to power. The majority situation is quite clear for the first time in a long while. That promises more stability and transparency. Programmatically, all signs point to continuity. In European policy, no flights of fancy are to be expected; in economic policy, austerity is the order of the day.

(Osteuropa 6/2010, pp. 31–46)