Voters in 24 communities elect new local representatives

Local elections in 24 communities around Bohemia and Moravia have yielded clear results in only 14 areas as of Sunday. Ten other races were too close to call. The situation is opposite to that of April’s local elections, where only nine out of 50 communities had clear winners. One community selected a mayor nine months late because no candidate could be found; nonetheless, voter turnout for that sole candidate was 70%. The most successful of the candidates overall were from the ‘Mayors’ Movement’ or were independents, followed by Social Democrats. The results of the elections have been published by the Czech Statistical Office on the website www.volby.cz.