ANO ahead in European elections survey

The ANO party has emerged on top of a new survey of voters preferences ahead of the European elections. Some 22,2 percent of voters would back the party according to the poll, conducted by Herzmann and Data Collect; the Social Democrats would receive 14.1 percent of the vote, followed by the Communists with 11.1 percent. The TOP 09, Dawn and Civic Democrat parties would also win seats in the European Parliament, the survey suggests. Just over 32 percent of eligible voters would turn out at the polls. Voting for the European Parliament is scheduled for May 23 and 24; over 850 candidates are running for 21 seats reserved for MEPs from the Czech Republic.