Poll shows just under half of population satisfied with government

A poll released Sunday showed that 42 percent of respondents are happy with the progress of the current Czech coalition government after 100 days in office and 50% are not. The poll by the TNS AISA agency was conducted for public broadcaster Czech Television. It found the biggest satisfaction over the government’s reset of relations with the European Union and international institutions. Least satisfaction stemmed from its dealing with public finances. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said that key financial proposals on reform of VAT and property declarations are still being drawn up in the finance ministry but should be laid before the government in June. The poll was taken between April 22 and 27 with 1200 respondents questioned.