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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

10,162,921 32

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

8,424,227 46.25%

Registered Voters (as of Oct. 25, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
Chamber of Deputies Poslanecká Sněmovna Lower House
Senate Senát Upper House
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Miloš ZEMAN *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jiří RUSNOK
  • 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
Chamber of Deputies 1998-06-19 5,994,844 8,116,836 73.86%
Senate 1998-11-13 1,093,675 8,116,836 13.47%
Senate 1998-11-20 541,869 8,116,836 6.68%
Chamber of Deputies 2002-06-14 4,793,706 8,262,484 58.02%
Senate 2002-06-14 - 8,262,484 -
President 2003-01-15 - 281 -
President 2003-01-24 - 281 -
President 2003-02-28 - 281 -
Referendum 2003-06-13 4,557,960 8,259,525 55.18%
Senate 2004-11-05 777,417 2,715,437 28.63%
Chamber of Deputies 2004-11-05 - 2,715,437 -
Chamber of Deputies 2004-11-12 - 2,614,630 -
Senate 2004-11-12 481,191 2,614,630 18.4%
Senate 2006-06-02 - 8,333,305 -
Chamber of Deputies 2006-06-02 5,368,495 8,333,305 64.42%
Senate 2006-10-20 1,140,247 2,780,914 41.0%
Chamber of Deputies 2006-10-20 - 2,780,914 -
Chamber of Deputies 2006-10-28 - 2,781,827 -
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%
Senate 2008-10-17 1,115,868 2,852,506 39.12%
Chamber of Deputies 2008-10-17 - 2,852,506 -
Senate 2010-05-28 - 8,415,892 -
Chamber of Deputies 2010-05-28 5,263,822 8,415,892 62.55%
Chamber of Deputies 2010-10-15 - 2,774,178 -
Senate 2010-10-15 1,213,224 2,774,178 43.73%
Senate 2012-10-12 975,511 2,795,405 34.9%
Senate 2012-10-19 - - -
President 2013-01-11 5,171,666 8,435,522 -
President 2013-01-25 4,983,481 8,434,941 -
Chamber of Deputies 2013-10-25 5,007,212 8,424,227 -

Voter Turnout