We Must Be Building the Left-Right Conflict: Czech Social Democracy After the 2017 Parliamentary Elections
Bohuslav Sobotka was a good Prime Minister. When the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD, S&D) entered the government at the beginning of 2014, its programme was well- prepared and it had people with experience who managed well to lead the ministries they oversaw as well as to handle the bureaucracy associated. This is what distinguished them from the representatives of the coalition partner of the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL, EPP) and the businessmen who came up from the political movement ANO (ALDE). ČSSD also carried through a range of their election promises and acted as the party maintaining and improving the rules for a functioning welfare state in the Czech Republic.