ANO leadership discusses communal elections

Members of the top leadership of ANO, part of the country’s ruling coalition, met on Saturday to begin early preparations for communal elections in the autumn. In particular, members addressed whether former Prague mayor Jan Kasl would remain first on the movement's candidate list in the Czech capital. Mr Kasl had been put forward by ANO leader Andrej Babiš, but was at odds with former Social Democrat Radmila Kleslová being included as a candidate, in part because of her alleged ties to influential businessman Tomáš Hrdlička. In the end, the leadership confirmed that neither Mr Kasl nor Ms Kleslová would head the Prague ballot. ANO will look for another suitable candidate instead.