Top 09 looks to lead new Prague coalition

A new coalition governing Prague City Hall could take shape around the TOP 09 party and push the former ruling ANO party and Social Democrats into opposition. Representatives of five political parties, including TOP 09, the three-way coalition, Pirates, and independents, with the support of the Civic Democrats, outlined their goal to have a new coalition in place by January. That formation could count on 35 votes in the 65-seat council chamber. The existing coalition led by ANO collapsed in November after prolonged strains.

Author: Chris Johnstone