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Elections in the Czech Republic

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Elections in the Czech Republic

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. The President of the Czech Republic was indirectly elected for five-year terms until 2012; beginning with the 2013 election, the president is elected by direct two-round runoff voting .

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.

Past elections and referendums

  • See below
  • Presidential elections

  • Czech presidential election, 1993
  • Czech presidential election, 1998
  • Czech presidential election, 2003
  • Czech presidential election, 2008
  • Czech presidential election, 2013
  • European elections

  • 2004 European Parliament election
  • 2009 European Parliament election
  • 2014 European Parliament election
  • Regional elections

  • Czech regional elections, 2012
  • Municipal elections

  • Czech Senate and municipal elections, 2014
  • Czechoslovakia-era elections

  • See below
  • Referendums

    The Constitution of the Czech Republic mentions referendum only in context of "referendum concerning the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union" There are no other provisions concerning referendums. Therefore, the only referendum ever held in the Czech Republic was Czech European Union membership referendum in 2003. The Government of the Czech Republic approved a referendum bill in 2005, but it was never passed by the parliament.


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