Ostrava mayor files complaint over Social Democratic ballot

The mayor of Ostrava and the regional chairman of the Social Democratic party, Petr Kajnar, has filed a lawsuit after not having made it onto the party’s ballot in the Moravian-Silesian region. Mr. Kajnar, along with two other colleagues from the city administration, claim that the candidates for the ballot were not selected democratically, which is a violation of the statues of the party. The head of the Social Democratic party in the city of Ostrava, Adam Rykaly, has said that Mr. Kajnar simply did not get enough votes to be put on the ballot for the next general election. According to a decision of the Constitutional Court from 2011, parties are legally bound to respecting their statues.

Author: Masha Volynsky