So You Want a Metropolis?
Šimonovský is a minister from the KDU-ČSL (Christian Democrats) party. This announcement sure comes at a convenient moment for the elections.
So Brno wants to be a metropolis? Well, it's going to require a lot of ugly freeways.
In that file photo it looks like the freeway already has three lanes in each direction . . .
In case you would like a little more context on the elections, the economist.com provides a convenient overview of the current structure of things. (They give a bit too much weight to the Union of Freedom party [US] and the European Democrats [ED]. Both of these parties are considered fringe contenders; in fact, it is possible that they may lose their five percent representation that allows them to have a certain number of ministers placed in the government. It also does not mention the quiet coalition between the Social Democrats and the Communists, which Šimonovský mentioned in a January interview.)
Tags: Brno, transportation, elections