Šabatová, Špidla and Žaloudek. The CSSD and the Greens are running in Prague as the Solidarity – A2larm coalition
Anna Šabatová, a former ombudswoman, signatory and spokeswoman for Charter 77, will lead the Solidarity coalition in the Prague municipal elections. The CSSD and the Greens have agreed on a coalition for this year’s elections. The joint project was presented by the candidates at a press conference in Anna Šabatová’s apartment. Apart from Shabbat, who leads the candidate as an independent, the Green and Social Democrats are nominated in equal proportions on the list.
“It simply came to our notice then. I live in Prague and I don’t want the city to head in the direction that the ODS has shaped in recent decades. I want Prague where people can comfortably get to work, school or a walk, I want Prague where I won’t get hot in the hot summer, I want Prague from which people don’t have to move because they don’t have the cost of housing and energy. Modern Prague must be a place for all Praguers, for our children and grandchildren, “the press release of the candidate Anna Šabatová quotes.
Apart from Shabbat, who leads the candidate as an independent, the Green and Social Democrats are nominated in equal proportions on the list.
The highest ranked candidate of the Greens is the representative of Prague 3, the urban planner Matěj Michalk Žaloudek, in the third place of the candidate. “We will defend affordable living costs and fair public space. At the same time, we will guarantee sustainable and ecological solutions, not only in climate and energy policy, but also in territorial development and transport, ”says Žaloudek. Former Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla or former Foreign Ministry Tomáš Petříček are also candidates.
The last elections for the Prague City Hall in 2018 turned out to be infamous for both the Greens and the CSSD. The then governing party gained less than 3 percent and dropped out of the Prague City Council. The Greens also failed with their independent candidate, who did not jump over 2 percent.
The CSSD also joined the coalition in Prague 3, for example, where they will be together with the Future movement. The Greens, on the other hand, will build their own candidate on Trojka, where they are traditionally strong. She also has an independent candidate for the whole of Prague Future movementheaded by a molecular biologist, director of the non-profit organization Fokus Praha and former pirate Magdalena Opletalová.