Eleven local referendums held alongside presidential elections

Alongside elections for the presidency, 11 local referendums were held in Czechia in recent days, Czech Television reported. In Prague's Řepory, for example, more than 50 percent of citizens voted for the district to take steps against the construction of apartment buildings in the Prokopská and Dalejské údolí nature park.

In Horní Řasnice near Frýdlant in the Liberec Region residents rejected the construction of nine wind power plants by a narrow majority.

Meanwhile a referendum on replacing the Vřídelní colonnade in Karlovy Vary with a replica was not valid due to low participation. The same thing happened in Kladno, where a proposal to ban gambling did not get sufficient votes.

Author: Ian Willoughby