Hudeček voted in as Prague mayor

In a secret ballot on Thursday morning, Tomáš Hudeček from the TOP 09 party was elected as the new mayor of Prague, the first councilman not from the Civic Democratic party to lead the Prague City Hall in 22 years. The Social Democrats promised to support the TOP 09 nominee and their minority city council government earlier in the week, but did not sign a coalition agreement with the center-right party preferring to remain in the opposition. The 34-year old Hudeček has been acting mayor since his party withdrew from its coalition with the Civic Democrats, ousting mayor Bohuslav Svoboda in mid-May.

Author: Masha Volynsky