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The return of the communists in the Czech Republic

Chairman of the Communist Party (KSCM), Vojtech Filip answers journalists’ questions before a meeting with the leader of the ANO movement (‘YES’) on October 31, 2017 in front of the Czech Parliament in Prague.

The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) is able, for the first time since the transition, to support a government, says the correspondent of the “World” Blaise Gauquelin.

Analysis. The Czechs should be hurrying to the doors of the National Museum on October 28 for reopening after renovation. For the first time, an original of the Munich agreements will be exposed to the Prague public. On 29 and 30 September, the country also commemorated the 80th anniversary of the conference held in the Bavarian city. Bringing together representatives of Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, France and Great Britain, it marked the abandonment of Czechoslovakia by Western democracies and allowed the annexation of the Sudeten territory by Hitler.

The humiliation has had enormous consequences. The memory has remained alive and Czech historians are still debating failures, especially in the integration of minorities, having brought Berlin to send troops. Anti-Western resentment was exploited upon liberation by the Czechoslovak Communist Party (PCT). Since then, the Czech Republic has kept a communist party, direct heir to the pre-1989 regime. Called the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), it is now able, for the first time since the transition, to support a government. democratic. “We must not forget that, unlike Poland, Hungary or Romania, the Czechoslovak party had a base in the industrialized society, union and intellectual relays between the two wars, recalls the historian Jacques Rupnik, who published a History of the Czechoslovak Communist Party. But the Munich agreements were perceived as a betrayal discrediting the liberal option and Western. After liberation by the Red Army, the PCT came first. He achieved a score of 40% of the votes in the Czech countries “(less in Slovakia).

At the fall of the Iron Curtain, the PCT will try to make forget that he “presides the trustee in bankruptcy having.

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