Czech Republic: Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček has been fired.
Why are the political parties in the Czech Republic and Slovakia of such low quality?
It’s about time. This appointment was comical and Petříček was unqualified and in over his head. He often just repeated EU talking points, as if the EU actually had a relevant foreign policy. 😂
However, the political environment in the Czech Republic (like Slovakia) is a total catastrophe. It’s a terrible situation for the Czechs and it’s hard to remember the last PM who was not involved in a scandal or an embarrassment (Babis, Sobotka, Nečas, Topolánek, Paroubek, Gross, and ‘German stooge’ Špidla).
With the exception of Trikolóra (a new and solid party that’s just getting established), most of the major establishment parties and their leaders seem like opportunists looking to feed off the system or for any path to power.
The pro-migration Pirate Party, which is somehow high in the polls (probably due to lack of quality elsewhere), reminds me of some Antifa offshoot. They must still live in basements.
It is a confusing political situation, where parties masquerading as center-right (Top09 or ODS) are pro-EU globalists. ODS has really sold its soul as a result of weak leadership.
The elections will be interesting this October; unfortunately, Czechs do not have many viable choices and it could come down to the lesser of evils….although one can feel confident supporting Trikolora even if the establishment does its best to ignore the party.
PM Babis looks like he has aged badly over the last year and is vulnerable after many poor choices. Even if his ANO party receives the most votes, he will have trouble forming a coalition.
But the alternative coalitions do not look desirable in any way and could be even worse.
The only hope in the Czech Republic is the Czechs themselves, who are strong and want no part of the EU’s multicult manifesto, migrant madness, the euro, or a federal union.
The political swamp needs to be drained.