Meeting to elect new mayor postponed because of deluge

A meeting of the Prague City Council at which a new mayor was due to be elected has been cancelled in view of the flood situation, acting mayor Hudeček said on Tuesday. A vote had also been due to take place on Thursday on the formation of a new council. The elections are now likely to be held on June 20. Mr. Hudeček’s TOP 09 recently ousted Civic Democrat mayor Bohuslav Svoboda when a coalition of the two parties fell apart. A third significant grouping, the Social Democrats, have issued coalition demands that TOP 09 say are unacceptable.

Author: Ian Willoughby