Civic Democrats insist on retaining five seats on Prague council

The Civic Democrats have said they will not give up any of their five seats on the Prague city council. The party are locked in a power struggle with TOP 09, who insist they should receive one of those seats and have seven seats to the Civic Democrats’ four. Moreover TOP 09, who came first in the last municipal election, say a candidate of theirs should replace the Civic Democrats’ Bohuslav Svoboda as mayor of the Czech capital. TOP 09 say the Civic Democrats have until later on Wednesday to accept a revised coalition agreement. However, the two sides said no breakthrough had been made during talks in the morning.

Author: Ian Willoughby