Our Vít Havelka explores the results of the Czech Academy of Sciences' study on Czech attitudes towards direct democracy.
Czech lawmakers, however, never approved any implementing regulation based on this article, which, in turn, effectively blocked any attempts to stage referenda.
As the findings of the study have shown, the Czech public is not interested in having the right to decide about important domestic and foreign issues. On the contrary, most people expect their elected representatives to make these fundamental decisions based on their expertise.
Plebiscites about constitutional amendments or major international issues do not make any sense; Czechs simply do not want them.
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