Jiří Pařízek to head Prague branch of TOP 09

Jiří Pařízek, until now the city councillor for transport, has been named interim chairman of the Prague branch of TOP 09 by the party’s regional executive committee. He will stay on until the end of November, when the vote on a new city council and the opposition will be held. He replaces Jiří Vávra, who left the party last week along with Prague Mayor Tomáš Hudeček. The two left the party over continued infighting which critics charged had hurt TOP 09’s chances in Prague: TOP 09 came second to ANO in the recent local elections.

Author: Jan Velinger