After the meeting with the ANO negotiation team, the representatives of Spolu appreciated the substance of the debates on the program. “When the communication is good, even things that are questionable can be overcome, or some questionable things can be omitted from the program. We saw no problem with that,” he said Bohuslav Svoboda. “This is our idea of how we want to deal with all potential partners,” he added.
They will meet again
Leader YES Patrik Nacher he said after the meeting that the parties had agreed on transport issues. “However in terms of content, we also found some things where they differ so far, which is probably a matter of some kind of social support” said Nacher. He added that the discussion was purely professional and did not address personnel or other issues regarding the composition of a potential coalition.
ANO and Spolu representatives will probably meet again within a week. “The next step is to inform the club about today’s meeting and agree on some further procedure and strategy. I’ve been saying it since the election, if the coalition is to be strong, I have to meet at least two requirements. The first is some kind of content agreement and the second is that it does not rely on just one single voice,” Nacher said about the next step.
Trouble with a single extra vote
The Together and YES coalition would have 33 votes, that is a majority of one vote in the 65-member assembly. Nacher added that ANO will do everything to become part of the coalition, as each party is running with the intention of governing.
Representatives of the Spolu coalition, which won the Prague elections, are gradually negotiating with all the parties that made it to the council.
Discord Along with the Pirates
Today’s meeting with ANO was preceded by a second meeting with the Pirates, where both sides agreed to proceed further and focus on the program. The Pirates Together, however, still did not agree on the pirate condition that they would not be in the council with criminally prosecuted politicians. Svoboda refused again.
According to the current Prague mayor and leader of the Pirates, it will be about a possible coalition agreement Zdenek Hřiby the regional forum of the Pirates, i.e. all members in the metropolis, make the final decision.
Freedom: Pirates is difficult
While the leader of Spolu Svoboda spoke optimistically after the meeting with ANO, this was not the case after the meeting with the Pirates.
“Every deal with the Pirates is very difficult. Their actions are bound by the fact that when the contract is signed, they will have it confirmed by the forum,” stated, according to the server novyky.cz Svoboda.
This year’s municipal elections in Prague were won by the Spolu coalition, which won 19 mandates in the 65-member council. ANO ended second with 14 mandates. The third Pirates will have 13 representatives. Čtvrtá Praha Sobě has 11 mandates, five representatives will have STAN in fifth place. Sixth is the SPD with three mandates.