Co-chair of the Green Party Magdalena Davis, the party is led by Michal Berg together with her.
Brno – The Green Party is planning a different strategy for next year's European Parliament elections than in 2019, when its representatives featured with TOP 09 and STAN policies on the Allies for Europe candidate list. The candidate won 11.7 percent of the vote and three mandates in the European Parliament, but none went to the Greens. Today's congress in Brno left various options open to the party leadership. The Greens will negotiate with the ČSSD and the Pirates, and an independent candidate is also under consideration.
In the case of an independent candidate, the party would have to reach out and recruit figures from civil society, co-chair Magdalena Davis said at the convention.
The Greens went independently in the last parliamentary elections, they were supported by one percent of the voters. Cooperation with the ČSSD was tested in Prague, where a candidate called Solidarita won two percent of the vote in last year's municipal elections.
The Green Congress today also expressed its support for Ukraine attacked by Russia and distanced itself from the activities of former president Matěj Stropnický, who belongs to to the signatories of the recent Peace and Justice appeal. According to many critics, the peace initiative rather serves the interests of Russia as a result.
Co-chairman Michal Berg presented the strategy for the coming period at the conference. According to him, the party needs to win the trust of voters and dispel their fears that the vote for the Greens will be lost because of the five percent clause. “Our values are closer to people than we think. People want to live in a healthy environment, to have some certainties in life,” said Berg. work with the brand, whether to focus more on external communication or on improving internal functioning. The convention agreed to hold an idea conference during this year. There was also a proposal for the nomination of a shadow Green president, who, according to Brno delegate Mojmír Vlašín, could continuously gain space for ecological and other topics.
The next senate elections will be important for the Greens. In the past, the party has supported several successful candidates, but due to state contributions, which are a significant source of funding for the party, it would need to get its own senator. “If we don't get that done, we're going to be in dire straits,” Davis said. The board is already negotiating with specific candidates.