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06/05/2021 5min.

Disastrous pandemic management puts the Czech Republic at a critical democratic juncture

Martin Krchnacek

Jan Kovář and Christian Kvorning Lassen write about Czech government's pandemic management and its impact on political life.

As a result of the government's disastrous pandemic management, Czech citizens' trust in public institutions and political elites is at an all time low. Our senior researcher Jan Kovář together with Christian Kvorning Lassen from EUROPEUM write about the consequences of the current crisis on our political life. Can we expect radical political parties to rise in popularity due to the worsening social and economic conditions? October general elections will reveal the magnitude of social division and radicalization caused by a mismanaged pandemic.

The authors' contribution appears on pages 8-9 of the report linked below. 

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