TOP 09 reach deal with Social Democrats on Prague coalition

TOP 09 and the Social Democrats have produced an outline agreement on a coalition at Prague City Hall. The deal comes three weeks after TOP 09 dissolved a coalition with the Civic Democrats, removing that party’s mayor Bohuslav Svoboda. He looks set to be replaced by TOP 09’s nominee Tomáš Hudeček in the new city government, which should be voted in on Thursday. Mr. Hudeček, who is 34, would be the first non-Civic Democrat mayor of the Czech capital in over two decades.