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Elections in the Czech Republic gives information on election and election results in the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic elects on national level a legislature. The Parliament (Parlament České republiky) has two chambers. The Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecká sněmovna) has 200 members, elected for a four year term by proportional representation with a 5 % election threshold. The Senate (Senát) has 81 members, in single-seat constituencies elected by two-round runoff voting for a six-year term, with one third renewed every even year in the autumn.

There are municipal elections every four years since 1990 and regional elections every four years starting in 2000; in the autumn.

The Czech Republic has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and another party or coalition that is electorally successful.

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Latest Chamber of Deputies election

e • d  Summary of the 2-3 June, 2006 Czech Chamber of Deputies election results
Parties and coalitions Ideology Votes % Seats Change
Civic Democratic Party (Občanská demokratická strana) Liberal conservatism 1,892,475 35.38 81 +23
Czech Social Democratic Party (Česká strana sociálně demokratická) Social democracy 1,728,827 32.32 74 +4
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy) Communism 685,328 12.81 26 -15
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party
(Křesťansko-demokratická unie – Československá strana lidová)
Christian democracy 386,706 7.23 13 -9
Green Party (Strana zelených) Green politics 336,487 6.29 6 +6
SNK European Democrats (SNK Evropští demokraté) Liberal conservatism 111,724 2.09 0
Others 207,429 3.88 0 -91
Total (turnout 64.47%) 5,348,976 100.00 200
1 Due to the Freedom Union–Democratic Union losing its nine seats.
Source: Czech Statistical Office

Latest Senate election

e • d  Senate of the Czech Republic composition after the 2008 election and 2007 by-election in 2 constituencies
Party Seats
Civic Democratic Party (Občanská demokratická strana) 35
Czech Social Democratic Party (Česká strana sociálně demokratická) 29
Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party (Křesťanská a demokratická unie – Československá strana lidová)includes 1 elected in 2002 as an independent candidate 7
Caucus SNK (Senátorský klub SNK) comprises 6 senators elected for
SNK European Democrats (SNK Evropští demokraté) 1
Independents Movement (Hnutí NEZÁVISLÍ) 1*
Independent Mayors for Region (Nezávislí starostové pro kraj) 1*
Caucus of Open Democracy (Klub otevřené demokracie) comprises 7 senators elected for
Freedom Union - Democratic Union (Unie svobody - Demokratická unie) 1*
Green Party (Strana zelených) 1*
Party for the Open Society (Strana pro otevřenou společnost) in 2006 1*
United Democrats - Union of Independents (Spojení demokraté - Sdružení nezávislých) 1*
Non aligned
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy, KSČM) in 2002, 2004 and 2007 3
Total 81
Source: Czech Statistical Office, Senate

The electoral party (the party on whose label the senator ran) can be volatile, especially with senators elected for tiny parties, so caucuses are more relevant.

  • For senators from tiny electoral parties who are not their formal members

Past elections and referendums

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European elections

Czechoslovakia-era elections

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