Polls suggest the Czech Republic’s Social Democratic (CSSD) party is on course to win the country’s parliamentary election, but will need partners in order to form a government.
The left-wing CSSD has enjoyed a surge in support after the centre-right administration of Prime Minister Petr Necas resigned in June mired in a corruption scandal.
Necas’ government brought in a series of unpopular budget cuts. The CSSD has pledged to raise taxes on banks, large corporations and high earners.
One voter said: “I thought about my vote for a long time but it was always the Social Democrats who came up. I trust them the most.”