Zdeněk Tůma to run for post of Prague mayor on TOP 09 ticket
The head of the TOP 09 party, Karel Schwarzenberg, has confirmed speculation that a former governor of the Czech National Bank, Zdeněk Tůma, will be their top candidate on the Prague ballot in local elections to take place in October. Mr Schwarzenberg said on Wednesday that while it had not been easy to convince Mr Tůma to run for the post, he had eventually agreed to become the party’s candidate for Prague mayor. Zdeněk Tůma headed the Czech National Bank for more than ten years before resigning in June. Before that he served as an advisor to the minister of industry and trade and as the executive director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.