Prague municipal election, 2018

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Prague municipal election, 2018

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All 65 seats in the Assembly
33 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  B Svoboda 2014.JPG Praha, Malostranské náměstí, Zdeněk Hřib.jpg Starosta p7 jan cizinsky.jpg
Leader Bohuslav Svoboda Zdeněk Hřib Jan Čižinský
Party ODS Pirates Prague Together
Last election 8 seats, 11.0% 4 seats, 5.3% Did not contest
Seats won 14 13 13
Seat change Increase 6 Increase 9 Increase 13
Popular vote 4,527,920 4,326,041 4,197,578
Percentage 17.9% 17.1% 16.6%
Swing Increase 6.9% Increase 11.8% New party

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Jiří Pospíšil.jpg No image.svg
Leader Jiří Pospíšil Petr Stuchlík
Party TOP 09 ANO
Alliance UFP
Last election 16 seats, 20.1% 17 seats, 22.1%
Seats won 13 12
Seat change Decrease 3 Decrease 5
Popular vote 4,127,063 3,893,968
Percentage 16.3% 15.4%
Swing Decrease 3.8% Decrease 6.7%

Mayor before election

Adriana Krnáčová
ANO 2011

Elected Mayor

Zdeněk Hřib
Pirates

Municipal elections were held in Prague in on 5 and 6 October 2018 as part of nationwide municipal elections. All 65 seats of the Prague Assembly were up to elect. Full results were presented a day later, on 7 October 2018.

The result was a narrow victory of conservative Civic Democratic Party (ODS), which received 17.9 per cent of votes and 14 seats. The ODS won for the fifth time in Prague. Followed by liberal Czech Pirate Party (Pirates), receiving 17.1 per cent (almost 12 per cent more than in 2014 election), and 13 seats. The Praha sobě (English: Prague Together, 16.6 per cent) and the United Forces for Prague (16.3 per cent) won 13 seats as well. Centrist populist ANO, the strongest party of the Czech Republic at that time, as well as the strongest party in Prague, lost 5 seats and 6.7 per cent of votes, receiving 12 seats and 15.4 per cent of votes. The Freedom and Direct Democracy received only 3.5 per cent, failed to reach 5% threshold. The Communist Party received 3.3 per cent, and the Czech Social Democratic Party received 2.9 per cent, both failed to reach the threshold for the first time.

Background[edit]

ANO 2011 won the 2014 municipal elections, with Adriana Krnáčová becoming Mayor of Prague. The coalition in Prague consists of Czech Social Democratic Party and Three-Coalition (Green Party, Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party, Mayors and Independents).

Preparations for the 2018 elections started in December 2017. Krnáčová was expected to run for second term as a candidate of ANO 2011. TOP 09 announced Jiří Pospíšil as its candidate for Mayor. The party suggested electorali alliance with Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party and Mayors and Independents. The Civic Democratic Party was speculated to stand Alexandra Udženija or Bohuslav Svoboda as its candidate for Mayor.[1][2] Czech Pirate Party also plans to have its candidate for Mayor.[3] Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party MP Jan Čižinský announced his candidacy for Mayor on 14 December 2017. He is candidate of Civic Initiative Prague Together.[4] During February 2018, Krnáčová's position within ANO 2011 weakened due to some problems with her management of the city.[5] Czech Pirate Party launched its primaries for Mayor candidate on 5 February 2018.[6] Zdeněk Hřib won the primary.[7] On 6 February 2018, Parlamentní Listy reported that the Czech Social Democratic Party started negotiations with Jiří Drahoš about his possible candidacy for Mayor.[8]

TOP 09 and Mayors and Independents agreed to participate on joint list. Hana Marvanová became electoral leader of the alliance.[9] Adriana Krnáčová announced on 11 April 2018 that she will end in politics after the election and won't run for another term as Mayor.[10]

The Civic Democratic Party announced on 7 June 2018 that Bohuslav Svoboda will be its candidate for Mayor. Svoboda stated that he wants to return Prague to people of Prague.[11] Party of Free Citizens and Realists will participate in election on the Civic Democratic Party list.[12]

In July 2018, it was reported that Patrik Nacher will be replaced by Petr Stuchlík as ANO 2011 electoral leader.[13] It was confirmed on 13 July 2018 when Stuclík was announced to be party's candidate for Mayor.[14]

Campaign[edit]

ANO 2011[edit]

ANO launched campaign on 3 September 2018. It uses slogan "Make Prague richer." Petr Stuchlík is party's candidate for Mayor.[15]

Stuchlík held a press conference on 19 September 2018. He called Transportation issues a priority fo ANO 2011. He stated that Prague should focus on finishing D0 motorway.[16]

Civic Democratic Party[edit]

The Civic Democratic Party launched its campaign on 9 March 2018. Party had installed its posters in Public transportation and in streets. Campaign was called "We will start up the Prague together."[17]

The party announced Bohuslav Svoboda as its candidate for Mayor during July 2018. Svoboda stated that he believes that Prague citizens remember what he build in the city when he used to be the Mayor.[18]

The main phase of party's campaign was launched on 5 September 2018.[19] Svoboda called transportation the main problem in Prague. The party criticised previous council that consisted of ANO, ČSSD and Three-Coalition.[20]

ODS was also very critical of Pirate Party during its campaign against anarchy. [21]

Czech Pirate Party[edit]

Pirates launched main phase of its campaign on 4 September 2018. Zdeněk Hřib stated that party aims to win the election. Party used slogans "On the Edge of Change" and "We keep course."[22]

Czech Social Democratic Party[edit]

ČSSD launched campaign on 20 August 2018. Party promised public transportation for free and building of transportation infrastructure.[23]

Pre-election composition of assembly[edit]

Party Seats
ANO 2011 17
TOP 09 12
Three-Coalition 8
Civic Democratic Party 8
Czech Social Democratic Party 8
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 4
Czech Pirate Party 4
Independent 3

Opinion polling[edit]

Preferred party[edit]

Polling firm Fieldwork
Date
ANO TOP 09 Z KDU-ČSL ODS ČSSD KSČM Piráti SPD UFP PT Others Lead
Election 5 - 6 Oct 2018 15.4 N/A 1.8 N/A 17.9 2.9 3.3 17.1 3.5 16.3 16.6 25.0 0.8
Kantar TNS 30 Sep 2018 15.0 13.5 1.0 4.5 20.5 5.0 2.0 22.5 7.5 N/A N/A N/A 2.0
Sanep 26 Sep 2018 18.1 16.5 N/A 3.7 17.9 4.1 4.0 20.3 6.9 N/A N/A 8.5 2.2
STEM/Mark 25 Sep 2018 15.0 N/A 1.0 N/A 17.0 2.0 1.0 15.0 4.0 8.0 12.0 25.0 2.0
Sanep 12 Sep 2018 12.6 N/A N/A N/A 11.2 4.2 3.1 12.5 3.9 10.8 N/A N/A 0.1
Kantar TNS 2 Sep 2018 14.0 10.5 N/A 5.5 13.0 2.5 6.5 21.5 13.0 N/A N/A 13.5 7.5
Phoenix Research 13 Aug 2018 22.7 N/A N/A N/A 16.5 4.6 4.6 15.9 4.6 N/A N/A 3.3 6.2
Sanep 19 Jul 2018 18.2 14.9 N/A 3.7 19.1 4.3 3.8 19.3 6.9 N/A N/A N/A 1.1
Phoenix Research 22 Jun 2018 21.5 13.0 N/A 3.9 13.8 4.2 5.0 15.6 N/A N/A N/A 11.5 5.9
Phoenix Research 22 Mar - 13 Apr 2018 21.4 12.5 N/A 3.0 12.6 5.0 6.0 17.0 N/A N/A N/A 18.5 4.4
2014 election 10-11 Oct 2014 22.1 20.1 11.2 w.Zelení 11.0 10.4 5.9 5.3 N/A N/A N/A 14 2

Preferred mayor[edit]

Polling firm Fieldwork
Date
Čižinský Ferjenčík Hudeček Humplík Nacher Krnáčová Stropnický Svoboda Wolf Others
Sanep 9 - 15 Dec 2017 9.1 10.6 1.5 2.9 5.2 4.1 1.7 15.8 4.4 44.7

Result[edit]

Prague Assembly 2018-2022.svg
Party Leader Votes % Seats
# ± # ±
Civic Democratic Party (ODS) Bohuslav Svoboda 4,527,920 17.87 +6.90 14 +6
Czech Pirate Party (Piráti) Zdeněk Hřib 4,326,041 17.07 +11.76 13 +7
Prague Together Jan Čižinský 4,197,578 16.57 +16.57 13 +13
United Forces for Prague (TOP 09, STAN, KDU-ČSL, LES and SNK ED) Jiří Pospíšil 4,127,063 16.29 –3.78 13 –3
ANO 2011 (ANO) Petr Stuchlík 3,893,968 15.37 –6.71 12 –5
Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) Hynek Beran 895,859 3.54 +3.54 0 0
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) Marta Semelová 827,036 3.26 –2.65 0 –4
Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) Jakub Landovský 727,826 2.87 –7.56 0 –8
Mayors for Prague 486,991 1.92 -0.47 0 0
Green Party (Zelení) Ondřej Mirovský 467,071 1.84 –9.38 0 –8
Others 862,294 3.40 –10.61 0 0

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