Changes continue at Prague City Hall

Prague councillors for the TOP 09 party continue to implement changes at City Hall following Thursday’s break-up of the coalition and the dismissal of Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda. On Friday, the council dismissed Civic Democrat members from the supervisory boards of Prague’s transport authority and the Municipal House; TOP 09 also took over some responsibilities previously held by Civic Democrat councillors, such as the completion of the multi-billion Blanka tunnel complex and a planned acquisition of a stake in the city’s service firm.

The coalition of TOP 09 and Civic Democrats collapsed this week in what observers see as a major feud of the two right-of-centre parties for the same electorate in the capital and beyond.

Author: Jan Richter