Former Speaker of the Chamber Miroslava Němcová wants to run as the ODS super leader in Prague. This was stated by the head of the Prague Civic Democrats, Bohuslav Svoboda.
The form of the Prague candidate will be compiled by the Prague Assembly on Tuesday evening. However, the final word on its form will have a nationwide executive council, which should meet on Friday. “Mrs. Němcová confirmed that she will run as super leader in Prague,” said Svoboda. Her candidacy was also proposed by regional associations from Prague 2 and 6.
In Prague, he will face, among other things, the head of TOP 09, Karel Schwarzenberg, a candidate for the CSSD and trade union leader Jaroslav Zavadil. The People’s Party in the capital was elected by Daniel Herman, former director of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Ondřej Liška, the Green Party, and Marta Semelová, the Communists.
From Vysočina to Prague
Němcová’s candidacy in the capital has been talked about for a long time. However, it was not yet certain how Němcová would decide. In the past, she ran in the Vysočina region. At Tuesday’s ODS assembly, he expects a tough fight between individual parts of the Prague ODS for the final form of the candidate. Apart from Němcová, the leading positions are also used by Svoboda, the mayor of Prague 2 Jana Černochová, former deputy and Minister of the Environment Tomáš Chalupa or former deputy Lenka Kohoutová.
The individual areas have already proposed their candidates. While some have bet on lesser-known faces, for example Prague 13 would like to push for representatives of the city districts of Vít Bobysud or lawyer Zdeněk Dvořák, others are pushing for existing deputies or mayors. For example, Prague 6 proposes Chalupa, Prague 2, in addition to Němcová Svoboda, and Prague 1, the head of the ODS in the first part of the city, Jaroslava Janderová.
Prague 15 nominated former councilor Martin Langmajer, who was convicted of a tragic accident in which a young driver died in 2007. According to information from ČTK, the surroundings of Svoboda would like to be Němcová in the first place, Svoboda in the second place, Černochová in the second place, Karel Hanzlík, the mayor of Radotín, and Kohoutová, the mayor of Běchovice, in the first place.
It is not yet clear how the parliament will decide on the list of candidates. He could vote on individual seats separately. However, some Civic Democrats would like the candidate to be approved as a whole. The regional assembly will also elect the missing board members. The election of a new leadership, whose term ends in October, is unlikely.