Green Party to challenge election results in Prague over gerrymandering

The head of the Green Party, Ondřej Liška, said on Saturday his party would challenge local elections results in Prague over what they consider and unfair division of the city into electoral districts. Mr Liška said the city’s division substantially damaged the Greens who ran in a coalition with smaller parties and gained 5.9 percent of the vote but no seats on city council. The Communist and the Public Affairs parties are considering joining in the complaint.

In August, Prague City Hall, controlled by the Civic Democrats, split the capital into seven electoral districts. Several parties earlier contested the move at the Supreme Administrative Court which rejected the complaint. Mr Liška however believes the Greens can now prove the division was unfair, as votes in different districts have different weight.

Author: Jan Richter