TOP 09 and Mayors to part ways


The opposition TOP 09 party and Mayors and Independents group are to cease working together from the end of this year, when an agreement between them runs out. The news was announced by TOP 09 chairman Miroslav Kalousek and Petr Gazdík of the Mayors and Independents on Tuesday night. The two parties currently have joint parliamentary groups in the Chamber of Deputies and Senate. TOP 09 want Mr. Gazdík to step down as deputy chairman of the lower house. He said he would do so if both sides managed to settle their mutual obligations.