Jan. 27, 2023 Held

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Election for Czech Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:5,787,540
Valid Votes:5,759,197
Invalid Votes:28,343

Vote Share by Candidate:

Petr PAVEL3,359,151


Andrej BABIS2,400,046

Election Results Modified: Feb 01, 2023

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • The Presidency of the Czech Republic* 

*Note: This is the second round of the Presidential elections. The first round was held on January 13 and 14 2023. More information about the first round of elections can be found here.  

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President Milos ZEMAN (since 8 March 2013)  
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Petr FIALA (since 17 December 2021) 
  • Assembly: Bicameral Parliament consists of the 81-seat Senate (Senat) and the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecka Snemovna).  

Electoral System: 

  • The President is directly elected by an absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term.  
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President for a 4-year term.  
  • Members of the Senate are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by absolute majority vote in 2 rounds if needed for 6-year terms. Members of the Chamber of Deputies are directly elected in 14 multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote with a 5% threshold required to fill the seat. Members of the Chamber of Deputies serve 4-year terms.  

Last Election: 

The last election was held between 13 and 14 January 2023. Voter turnout was approximately 68.24%. Petr Pavel won 35.40% of the vote (1,975,056 total votes) and Andrej Babiš won 34.99% of the vote (1,952,213 votes total).  

Key Deadlines: 

  • Candidate filing deadline: N/A 
  • Voter registration deadline: N/A, voter registration is passive.  

Main Candidates in this Election:  

  • Andrej Babiš 
    • Party: Action of Dissatisfied Citizens (ANO 2011) 
  • Petr Pavel 
    • Party: Independent  

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

Disability Data: 

  • CRPD Status: Signed 30 March 2007 and ratified 28 September 2009 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in the Czech Republic?: Yes, IFES’ Regional Europe Office is located in Prague office 
  • Election Judgements: Yes, 125 resources  
Election Modified: Oct 31, 2023

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