Illustration photo – Constitutive meeting of the Prague council after the elections. November 3, 2022, Prague. Alexander Udzhenija (ODS).
Prague – The mayor of Prague 2, Alexandra Udženija (ODS), will step down from her position at the head of the city district in June at the latest. The reason is that she became the deputy mayor of the capital this February. Udženija announced this at today's meeting of representatives of Prague 2. They also decided today that with effect from March 7 until her resignation, she will be in the position of mayor as a so-called non-exempt, i.e. it will not be her main job. Uženija became mayor for the first time at the end of 2021.
“I want to declare what I have already said, that I will not hold both positions in the long term. I will leave the post of mayor at the latest at the council meeting in June. I would like to finish some projects, hand over the agenda, and so that we have time to agree on who will take over mayoralty until I resign,” said Udženija.
On February 16 this year, the representatives of the capital elected Udženija for Spolu (ODS, TOP 09 and KDU-ČSL) to the post of deputy mayor for social affairs and healthcare. He is also in charge of the same area at the Prague 2 town hall. The municipality is ruled by the coalition Together, Pirátů and STAN. Udženija became the mayor of Prague 2 last year at the constituent meeting of the district representatives. She has been at the head of the town hall since December 2021, when she replaced Jana Černochová (ODS), who became the Minister of Defense.
In Prague 2, the coalition Together for Prague 2 (ODS and TOP 09) and YES, they have a narrow majority of 18 votes in the 35-member council. The municipal elections in Prague 2 were won by the coalition Společné – ODS and TOP 09, and Praha 2 Sobě finished second. Prague 2 includes part of the center and the wider city center and is formed by the cadastres of Vyšehrad and parts of Nové Město, Nuslí and Vinohrad.