Prague councilor resigns following allegations of corruption

Prague councilor Lukáš Plachý has resigned from office following allegations of corruption. The Social Democrat councilor offered his resignation just days after being sworn in, after being accused of having offered another party member a bribe. Mr. Plachý claims he is innocent and wants to clear his name. The mayor, Bohuslav Svoboda, has welcomed the decision saying that the post would remain unfilled until the matter was resolved.