Ostrava mayor Tomáš Macura resigns after nearly 9 years

Published: 14. 02. 2023

Ostrava’s mayor Tomáš Macura has resigned after 8 years at the post after deciding to leave the ANO political party. He didn’t go into the specifics of his decision, but said the party had changed in recent times in ways he felt powerless to influence. It seems likely however that the failed presidential campaign by ANO’s leader Andrej Babiš tipped him over the edge. Babiš’s tried to exploit people’s (understandable) fears about the conflict in Ukraine by claiming his opponent Petr Pavel planned to bring the Czech Republic into the war. The tactic worked for . . .



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