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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

10,644,842 26

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

50.80%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Czech Chamber of Deputies Poslanecká Sněmovna Lower House
Czech Senate Senát Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Miloš ZEMAN *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Bohuslav SOBOTKA (since 17 January 2014)
  • Assembly: Czech Republic has a bicameral Parliament (Parlament) consisting of the Senate (Senát) with 81 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecká Sněmovna) with 200 seats.

* Prior to 2013, the President had been indirectly elected by Parliament.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the President to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senát) 81 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecká Sněmovna) 200 members are elected through a flexible-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.**

* A second round is held six days later if no candidate receives an absolute majority in the first round. One third of the Senate is renewed every two years.

** Electors may cast two preference votes for candidates on their chosen party list. There are 14 multi-member constituencies. Votes are tabulated using the D’Hondt method. A threshold of 5% is required in order for a party to enter the Chamber of Deputies. The threshold is 10% in case of a coalition of two parties, 15% for a coalition of three parties, 20% for a coalition of four or more parties.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Czech Chamber of Deputies 1998-06-19 5,994,844 8,116,836 73.86%
Czech Senate 1998-11-13 1,093,675 8,116,836 13.47%
Czech Senate 1998-11-20 541,869 8,116,836 6.68%
Czech Chamber of Deputies 2002-06-14 4,789,145 8,262,484 57.96%
Czech Senate 2002-06-14 857,491 2,708,764 31.66%
President 2003-01-15 202 281 71.89%
President 2003-01-24 192 281 68.33%
President 2003-02-28 266 281 94.66%
Referendum 2003-06-13 4,557,960 8,259,525 55.18%
Czech Senate 2004-11-05 777,417 2,715,437 28.63%
Czech Senate 2004-11-12 481,191 2,614,630 18.4%
Czech Chamber of Deputies 2006-06-02 5,372,449 8,333,305 64.47%
Czech Senate 2006-10-20 1,140,247 2,780,914 41.0%
Czech Senate 2006-10-28 576,630 2,781,827 20.73%
President 2008-02-08 252 281 89.68%
President 2008-02-15 252 281 89.68%
Czech Senate 2008-10-17 1,115,868 2,852,506 39.12%
Czech Senate 2008-10-17 1,115,868 2,852,506 39.12%
Czech Chamber of Deputies 2010-05-28 5,263,822 8,415,892 62.55%
Czech Senate 2010-10-15 1,213,224 2,774,178 43.73%
Congolese Senate 2010-10-15 1,237,072 2,774,178 44.59%
Czech Senate 2012-10-19 975,511 2,795,405 34.9%
President 2013-01-11 5,171,666 8,435,522 61.31%
President 2013-01-25 4,983,481 8,434,941 59.08%
Czech Chamber of Deputies 2013-10-25 5,007,212 8,424,227 59.44%
Czech Chamber of Deputies 2017-10-20 - - -

Voter Turnout