Civic Democrats in Prague end meeting with no top candidate for local elections

The Prague chapter of the Civic Democratic Party met on Saturday to discuss its platform for upcoming local elections and its work at city hall over the last four years. The meeting did not result in the announcement of who would be the party’s candidate for mayor of Prague. The only mention of the issue was made by the sitting mayor and former chairman of the party’s Prague chapter, Pavel Bém, who said in a speech to the assembly that there were several potential mayors in the room. The current chairman, Boris Šťastný, wants to discuss the selection with Prime Minister and Civic Democrat Petr Nečas, who has criticised him for a lack of activity on the question. Local elections in the Czech Republic are to be held in October.