Brno shocker as ANO booted from city council

Brno shocker as ANO booted from city council

Published at: 2018-10-10 09:53 | Author: CIJEurope.com
ANO lost the battle for Brno even though it won the election by collecting 23 percent of all votes, beating the second place ODS by 5 percentage points. In the negotiations that followed, it even forged an agreement between ODS, KDU and CSSD representatives for a broad coalition that would lead the city, with ANO's Petr Vokřál set to continue for another term as mayor. But at some point, behind the scenes discussions led to a complete turnaround in which ODS, KDU and CSSD agreed to dump ANO from the coalition and invite the Pirate party to join. ODS's Marketa Vaňkovká will assume the role of mayor of Brno. Outgoing mayor Vokřál, who was supposed to be visiting Expo Real in Munich, was seething with anger, telling journalists that he'd already shaken hands with the leaders of the other parties and agreed on the wording of a coalition contract. ANO's leader and prime minister Andrej Babiš called the move a massive fraud. It's unclear what the impact for Brno of angering the prime minister will be. The Czech government coalition in Prague is led by ANO with CSSD in coalition.

Similar Stories:

D3 to České Budějovice now 8km closer to completion
The Czech Higway Authority (RSD) opened an 8.1 km section of the D3 motorway between Pragu  »
Regional assembly votes down new hospital in Zlin
Zlin's regional assembly has refused to approve plans to build a new hospital in Zlin  »
14km addition to D1 motorway near Košice nearly complete
A 14 km section of motorway between Budimir and Bidovce near the Slovak town of Košice wi  »
Work on Prague's new metro line finally underway
The Prague Transport Company (DPP) has begun work on the new metro line, which will connec  »
There’s a joke currently doing the rounds in Romania which rather sums up public attitud   »
The Polish real estate investment sector got a Christmas present from the Ministry of Fina   »
It was quite clear to Ben and me when we were talking about Savills about what we wanted t   »
As recently as 8 years after the beginning of the financial crisis, the only local investo   »