Jiří Růžička defended his senatorial mandate in a sovereign manner. Photo: archive
In Prague, elections to the Senate were held in three constituencies. In districts 19 (Prague 11), 22 (Prague 10) and 25 (Prague 6). The second round will be held next week in only two, Prague 6 already elected a senator in the first round. This follows from the results published by the Czech Statistical Office.
Jiří Růžička (TOP 09 + ODS, STAN, KDU-ČSL) became a senator in the Prague 6 electoral district, who defended his mandate sovereignly. He got 50.28 percent, so there won’t be a runoff here in a week. Pirate Dana Balcarová, who was voted for by 14.97 percent of the people, would otherwise advance to it from second place.
In Prague 11, the current Prague councilor Hana Kordová Marvanová, who is supported by ODS, TOP 09 and KDU-ČSL, won. She won 39.02 percent of the vote. The opponent in the second round will be the current senator Ladislav Kos, proposed by the Movement for Prague 11 (with the support of the Green Party and SEN21). He received 16.88 percent of the vote. The former mayor of Prague Tomáš Hudeček also had a shot at advancing to the second round, but he ended up third.
Cardiac surgeon Jan Pirk, nominated by the ODS coalition, won TOP 09 in Prague 10. He received 44.77 percent of the vote. In the second round, she will face Renata Chmelova, proposed by the STAN movement. The current mayor of Prague 10 and senator received 24.35 percent of the vote.
The second round of the Senate elections will be held on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1.