Who Will be the Next Mayor of Prague?

Jan Čižinský of Praha sobě, received the most preferential votes in the city of Prague.

In talks to form the government in Prague are three groups: the citizen’s movement Praha sobě, the Pirates and the Spojené síly alliance (TOP 09, STAN and others). The parties are in negotiations and looking at how to align their agendas.

The City hall is split, with the ODS having 14 seats, ANO who was last, having 12, and the rest having 13 each.

Now the main point of contention is the post of mayor: Jan Čižinský of Praha sobě, should be the leader due to the largest share of preferential votes he received.

Although ANO scored in 11 big cities, its loss in the Czech capital has soured the party’s victory. Meanwhile, both the Social Democrats and the Communists – for the first time since 1990 – failed to win a seat to the assembly.

In an interview with Czech Radio, political scientist Jiří Pehe said: “I think that Andrej Babiš is deeply unhappy with the results because he spent CZK 130m, which is almost four times more than some other parties did. And he spent CZK 50m only in Prague, which is CZK 5m more than the Civic Democratic Party spent in its nationwide campaign. With all of this money he didn’t manage to win Prague, so he must feel that he has hit his limits and must be deeply worried because his strategy so far was to spend a lot of money and get results. 

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