Pirates and Mayors

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Pirates and Mayors
Piráti a Starostové
AbbreviationPirStan
Leader Ivan Bartoš (Piráti)
Deputy Leader Vít Rakušan (STAN)
Founded14 December 2020;10 months ago (2020-12-14)
Ideology
Political position Centre
European Parliament group European People's Party Group (1 MEP)
Greens–European Free Alliance (3 MEPs)
Colours
  •   Black
  •   Yellow
  •   Green
Coalition Partners Czech Pirate Party
Mayors and Independents
Chamber of Deputies
37 / 200
Senate
21 / 81
European Parliament
4 / 21
Website
www.piratiastarostove.cz

Pirates and Mayors (Czech : Piráti a Starostové) is a liberal progressive centrist political alliance in the Czech Republic, formed for the 2021 legislative election, consisting of the Czech Pirate Party (Piráti) and Mayors and Independents (STAN).

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History

Following the 2020 regional elections, opposition parties began negotiations about potential electoral alliances. Speculation began about a liberal bloc composed of the Pirate Party and Mayors and Independents, with Ivan Bartoš as the leader. [7]

The leadership of Mayors and Independents agreed to start negotiations on 8 October 2020. [8] The Pirates were required to ratify any alliance in a members' referendum. A poll on 20 October 2020 indicated that 51% of Pirate Party members were opposed to the alliance while 43% supported it. The referendum to start negotiations for an alliance was originally scheduled for 13 to 16 November 2020, [9] but was rescheduled for 20 to 23 November 2020. [10] Among Pirate Party members, 695 out of 858 voted in favor of negotiations, with a turnout of 80%. [11] Ivan Bartoš was nominated as the Pirate Party's election leader on 25 November 2020, [12] and was confirmed on 2 December 2020. The Pirates also offered the Green Party the possibility to join its electoral list. [13] Ivan Bartoš was confirmed as the alliance's electoral leader on 14 December 2020. [14] Pirate Party members voted to approve the alliance on 13 January 2021. [15]

Member parties

NameIdeologyPositionLeader MPs Senators MEPs Regional councillors
Czech Pirate Party Pirate politics Centre to centre-left Ivan Bartoš
4 / 200
2 / 81
3 / 21
99 / 675
Mayors and Independents Localism Centre to centre-right Vít Rakušan
33 / 200
19 / 81
1 / 21
91 / 675

Regional leaders in the 2021 election

Vice-chairman Vit Rakusan (left) and chairman Ivan Bartos (right) Vit Rakusan Ivan Bartos 18 May 2021.jpg
Vice-chairman Vít Rakušan (left) and chairman Ivan Bartoš (right)
RegionLeader [16] [17] 2017 result combined
NamePartyVotesSeats
Prague Olga Richterová Piráti 22.6%
6 / 24
Central Bohemian Vít Rakušan STAN 20.2%
5 / 26
South Bohemian Lukáš Kolářík Piráti 15.1%
1 / 13
Plzeň Josef Bernard STAN 14.9%
1 / 11
Karlovy Vary Petr Třešňák Piráti 15.3%
1 / 5
Ústí nad Labem Ivan Bartoš Piráti 11.9%
1 / 13
Liberec Jan Farský STAN 24.2%
2 / 8
Hradec Králové Martin Jiránek Piráti 15.8%
1 / 11
Pardubice Mikuláš Ferjenčík Piráti 15.5%
1 / 10
Vysočina Milan Daďourek Piráti 14.2%
1 / 10
South Moravian Radek Holomčík Piráti 12.7%
3 / 23
Olomouc Tomáš Müller STAN 12.9%
1 / 12
Zlín František Elfmark Piráti 14.3%
2 / 12
Moravian-Silesian Lukáš Černohorský Piráti 11.3%
2 / 22

Footnotes

  1. Klimeš, David (12 November 2020). "Opozice se šikuje do koalic. Vydrží až do voleb, jen když se shodnou na programu". aktualne.cz. Aktuálně.
  2. Zachová, Aneta (13 January 2021). "Could the Czech Pirates form a new government?". Euractiv.
  3. Jelínek, Lukáš (25 November 2020). "Prubířským kamenem Pirátů a STAN bude skládání kandidátek". Czech Radio.
  4. Tramba, David (19 May 2021). "Piráti a Starostové jsou opatrně projaderní, s uhlím chtějí skončit v roce 2033". Ekonomický Deník.
  5. "Koalice Pirátů a Starostů zřejmě podpoří euro v Česku". Euro v Česku. 23 December 2020.
  6. "Programová vize koalice Piráti a Starostové". starostove-nezavisli.cz. 8 October 2021.
  7. Prima, F. T. V. "Námluvy pokročily. Jak se pečou koalice proti Babišovi do velkých voleb?". cnn.iprima.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  8. "STAN schválil zahájení vyjednávání s Piráty o koalici pro parlamentní volby". iDNES.cz. 8 October 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  9. "Piráti zatím odmítají spolupráci se STAN. Bojí se zneužití - Novinky.cz". www.novinky.cz. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  10. "Piráti o koalici se STAN: Nechceme si konkurovat. Jasno bude koncem listopadu". Deník.cz (in Czech). 7 November 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  11. "Piráti začnou jednat o koalici se STAN. Členové dali zelenou v referendu". www.seznamzpravy.cz. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  12. "Bartoš míří na lídra koalice se STAN". www.novinky.cz. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  13. "Piráty povede do voleb Bartoš, potvrdili členové v referendu - Novinky.cz". www.novinky.cz. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  14. "Koalici Pirátů a STAN povede Bartoš. Chtějí spolu do vlády či opozice". iDNES.cz. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  15. "Piráti potvrdili koalici se STAN. Vyvedeme spolu zemi z krize, slíbil Bartoš". iDNES.cz. 12 January 2021. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  16. strana, Česká pirátská. "Piráti si zvolili lídry krajských kandidátek pro sněmovní volby 2021". www.pirati.cz.
  17. nezávislí, Starostové a. "Krajský online sněm v Olomouckém kraji zvolil kandidáty do letošních voleb". Starostové a nezávislí.

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