Czech Republic (October 19, 2012)

Oct. 25, 2012, midnight

The Czech Republic Senate elections concluded with a run-off on October 19, 2012. The official results released by the electoral commission support the Social Democratic Party’s (CSSD) victory in the first round, winning 13 out of 27 electoral districts.  A twist of fate occurred in the second round with the Communist Party (KSCM) winning 1 district. The right-wing ruling coalition, the Civic Democratic Party and TOP 09 won majorities in only six constituencies, diminishing their power in the Senate. The results effectively tilt the upper house of the parliament in favor of the political left for the first time in the history of the Republic.

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