“After my election, I will definitely keep the responsibilities I have held so far. That is, property and housing policy, because we have developed many projects for cooperative construction, construction of apartments and a multifunctional house for the final metro and I want to complete the privatization, “said Zajac.
Zajac was another candidate for mayor. Until now, he held the office of the first deputy mayor and is also a representative of the capital. After Zajac’s election, he was nominated to the first deputy mayor of Vondra. The deputies elected her after the pause required by the opposition. Vondra has been mayor since the fall of 2018, in the third consecutive term.
The remaining members of the council were also elected at Thursday’s meeting. The current deputy mayors were Irena Kolmanová (TOP 09) and Petr Hukal (Pirates) and the current councilor Jaromír Krátký (ODS). The current councilor Michal Prager (Pirates) and deputy Pavel Mašek (TOP 09) became vacant councilors, ie paid counselors. The deputies also elected two unreleased councilors, namely Josef Kutmon (ODS), who was already an unreleased councilor, and Jiří Klím (TOP 09).
In the council of the fourteenth city district, the unit of the United Forces for Prague collapsed, which consisted of TOP 09, STAN and KDU-ČSL, and the still ruling coalition also ended. Representative Jaroslav Verner (Pirates) announced at the beginning of the meeting that a new coalition agreement was signed between the ODS, TOP 09 and Pirates on Thursday morning.
Vondra resigned as mayor on Wednesday. He justified his move by disputes in the current coalition and dissatisfaction with the development of education, culture or procedures in the search for subsidies. After Vondra’s resignation, the remaining deputy mayors and councilors were also removed. The procedure was criticized by the opposition.
The election in Prague 14 was won in 2018 by a coalition of TOP 09, STAN and the People’s Party, which won 29.4 percent of the vote and 11 seats in the 31-member council. The YES movement finished second with 16.5 percent and six seats. This was followed by Pirates, who supported 13.8 percent of the electorate and won five representatives, as well as the ODS. The association Nezávislí – Naše Čtrnáctka also joined the council with 9.9 percent of the vote and four representatives.
Prague 14 includes part of Hloubětín and the entire cadastral area of Kyjí, Černý Most and Hostavice. It has almost 50,000 inhabitants.