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This article lists political parties in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has a multi-party system. Due to the electoral system operated, a limited number of parties are successful in parliamentary elections.

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The parties

This is a list of political parties in the Czech Republic. Only four parties have managed to elect members to every Parliament since the Czech Republic's independence.

Party Representation Comments
Chamber of Deputies Senate Regions Municipalities Europe
Civic Democratic Party 81 41 291 7 242 9 Center-right, partly eurosceptic party created by the current Czech President Václav Klaus (who later left the party due to his disagreements with its' alleged leftward drift). Its chairman is former Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek. Its traditional stronghold is in Prague.
Czech Social Democratic Party 71 13 105 4 430 2 Major left-wing (social democratic) party, it regards itself as centre-left. Its chairman is former Czech Prime Minister Jiří Paroubek.
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 26 3 157 4 409 6 Far-left party, heir of the former ruling Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. It's usually considered as an anti-system party. It has so far never been part of any government coalition since the advent of democracy to the Czech Republic.
Christian and Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party 13 10 83 5 545 2 Medium sized Conservative and christian democratic party. Traditionally strong in South Moravia. Its chairman is Jiří Čunek. It is part of the government coalition.
Green Party 6 1 2 532 N/A Green Party, centrist, a party presently in the ruling coalition. It's a rather new fresh air party. Its support is heavily concentrated in large cities like Prague.
SNK European Democrats N/A 3 19 31 301 3 A Center-right, strongly pro-european party. This party is particularly successful in elections to local councils
The Independents N/A 1 N/A 383 N/A (2 elected) Movement of independent candidates
Independent Democrats (Vladimír Železný) N/A N/A N/A 101 1 An anti-Lisbon party, created by magnate Vladimír Železný. Includes some former prominent ODS members, disappointed by pro-Lisbon position recently acquired by ODS.
Politika 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 An anti-Lisbon party created by former Železný ally MEP Jana Bobošíková
Movement of Independents for Harmonious Development of Cities and Towns N/A 1 N/A 102 N/A A Party focused on local councils
Independent Mayors for Region N/A 1 1 42 N/A A Union of mayors from Zlín Region
Path of Change N/A 1 N/A N/A N/A A Small libertarian party
United Democrats - Union of Independents N/A 1 N/A N/A N/A A Small (and almost defunct) libertarian party
Party of Free Citizens N/A 1 N/A N/A N/A A eurosceptic laissez-faire party, created by former Klaus adviser Petr Mach
Freedom Union-Democratic Union N/A 2 6 179 N/A A formerly influential liberal party, now rapidly losing its former position
Party for the Open Society N/A 1 8 225 N/A A small libertarian party
Liberal Reform Alliance N/A 1 1 N/A N/A A small libertarian party
Vote for the City N/A N/A 1 253 N/A A party active only on local councils
Moravians N/A N/A N/A 89 N/A A party favoring autonomy/independence of Moravia
Rural Party - United Civic Forces N/A N/A N/A 67 N/A A Small agrarian party
Czech National Socialist Party N/A N/A N/A 44 N/A A Socialist and Nationalist party
COEXISTENTIA N/A N/A N/A 40 N/A A party advocating rights of Polish minority in the Czech Republic
Party of Democratic Socialism N/A N/A N/A 27 N/A A small eurocommunist party, who closely collaborate with the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Czech National Social Party N/A N/A N/A 20 N/A An almost defunct socialist and nationalist party with a long history (dating back to the times of Austria-Hungary)
Independent Candidates 3 1 N/A 8 827 N/A
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Parties in Chamber of deputies

Other significant parties

Parties with representation in one of the two chambers of parliament or the European parliament

Other parties

Parties without parliamentary representation, incomplete list

  • Czech crown (Monarchist party of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia) - (Koruna česká (Monarchistická strana Čech, Moravy a Slezska), KČ) - monarchists
  • Czech National Social Party (Česká strana národně sociální, CSNS)
  • Workers Party (Dělnická strana, DS)
  • Club of Committed Non-Party Members (Klub angažovaných nestraníků, KAN)
  • European Democratic Party (Evropská demokratická strana, EDS)
  • Sovereignty (Suverenita)
  • General Civic Party (Všeobecná občanská strana, VOS)
  • National Unity (Národní Sjednocení)
  • Party for the Open Society (Strana pro otevřenou společnost, SOS)
  • Party of Democratic Socialism (SDS - Strana Demokratického Socialismu)
  • Roma Democratic Social Party (Romská Demokratická Sociální Strana)
  • Vote for the City (Volba pro město, VPM)
  • Common sense Party (Strana zdravého rozumu, SZR)
  • Czech movement for national unity (České hnutí za národní jednotu, ČHNJ)
  • Balbín's Poetical Party (Balbínovy poetické strany, BPS)
  • Law and Justice (Právo a spravedlnost, PaS)
  • Movement INDEPENDENTS (hnutí NEZÁVISLÍ, NEZ)
  • the Czech Right-wing (Česká pravice, ČP)
  • Helax - Ostrava is having fun (Helax – Ostrava se baví, HOB)
  • Right-wing Bloc (Pravý Blok, PB)
  • 4 VISIONS (4 VIZE, 4 VIZE)
  • Moravians (Moravané, M)
  • Humane party (Humanistická strana, HS)
  • Coalition for Czech Republic - Democratic union (see above), Support of Volunteers Movement, Club of Committed Non-party Members, Masaryk's Democratic Party, Independent Initiative, Work Party, Union of businessmen and entrepreneurs (Koalice pro Českou republiku, KpČR)
  • National Party (Národní strana, NS)
  • Folklor as well as Society (Folklor i Společnost, FIS)
  • Equality of Prospects Party (Strana Rovnost šancí, SRS) - feminist party
  • Revolutionaries Socialists Party of Working People (Revoluční socialistická strana pracujících) - revolutionaries marxists.
  • Czech Pirate Party (Česká pirátská strana, ČPS)

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