Martin Stropnický backed by meeting to head ANO party in Prague

Current Minister of Defence Martin Stropnický has been designated to lead the Prague section of the ANO party. Stropnický’s designation was approved at a special meeting in which 142 out of 169 party representatives approved of the move. The choice must be given final approval of the party at its national level but this is expected to be almost a formality. Stropnický will replace Radmila Kleslová who stepped down from the position on October 27. At Saturday’s meeting ANO party leader Andrej Babiš said the Prague party had been divided within and subject to attack by traditional parties which disliked it as a newcomer on the political scene.

Author: Chris Johnstone