Pirates and Mayors
Pirates and Mayors is a Czech liberal progressive Wednesday electoral coalition composed of the Czech Pirate Party (Pirates) and the Mayors and Independents Movement (STAN), which ended third in the elections to the Chamber of Deputies in October 2021 with 15.6% of the vote. Out of 37 seats, 33 members of the STAN movement and only 4 MPs won the STAN movement. The coalition was approved first by the Mayors on January 7 and then by the Pirates on January 12, 2021, when 668 party members voted for the coalition and 156 members voted to end the meeting. On January 21, the contract was signed by both parties.
The coalition of at least part of the opposition democratic parties began to be discussed after 2017, mainly due to the disadvantageous electoral system for small parties. In the course of 2020, speculation began about a coalition of the Czech Pirate Party and the Mayors and Independents Movement (STAN). These two groups tried to cooperate in the regional elections in 2020 in the Olomouc region, where they won the post of governor for Josef Suchánek. 81% of members voted for the coalition, the participation was 80%. Subsequently, a draft coalition agreement was created, which was presented on 22 December 2020. In January 2021, the coalition agreement was approved by both entities, and subsequently the leaders in the individual regions were introduced. At the beginning of 2021, the participation of the Green Party in the project was also considered, but the Pirates and Mayors eventually refused the participation of the Greens.
In the first half of 2021, public opinion polls predicted a coalition of victory in the election, but then the group began to decline and reached third place in polls with preferences of about 20% of the vote. ) and Vít Rakušan (candidate for Deputy Prime Minister). During the campaign, in response to the declining popularity of the Pirates and the growing popularity of the Mayors, the positions of both leaders equalized, respectively the positions of Vít the Austrian and the STAN movement strengthened. [Source?]
Leaders in the regions for the elections in 2021
Chamber of Deputies
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Work Coalition agreement for elections to the Chamber of Deputies held in 2021 between Pirates and STAN in Wikisource