ElectionGudie

June 19, 1998 Held

5,994,844
Voted
Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Election for Poslanecká Sněmovna (Czech Chamber of Deputies)

Results

74%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,994,844
Valid Votes:5,969,666
Invalid Votes:25,339

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Czech Social Democratic Party 74 1,928,660

32.30%

Civic Democratic Party 63 1,656,011

27.70%

Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 24 658,550

11.00%

Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party 20 537,013

9.00%

Freedom Union 19 513,596

8.60%

Association for the Republic - - 232,965

3.90%

Others - - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 200 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecka Snemovna)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Vaclav HAVEL
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Milos ZEMAN
  • Assembly: Czech Republic has a bicameral Parliament (Parlament) consisting of the Senate (Senat) with 81 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecka Snemovna) with 200 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by parliament to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senat) 81 members are elected by simple majority vote to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecka Snemovna) 200 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

* One third of the Senate is renewable every two years.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Czech Social Democratic Party / (CSSD)
    • Leader: Milos ZEMAN
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 74
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 61
  • Party: Civic Democratic Party / (ODS)
    • Leader: Vaclav KLAUS
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 63
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 68
  • Party: Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia / (KSCM)
    • Leader: Miroslav GREBENICEK
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 24
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 22
  • Party: Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party / (KDU-CSL)
    • Leader: Josef LUX
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 20
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 18
  • Party: Freedom Union / (US)
    • Leader: Jan RUML
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 19
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: Association for the Republic / (SPR-RSC)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Elections to the Chamber of Deputies last held on May 31-June 1, 1996 to decide 200 seats.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,294,373 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 8,116,836 (June 1998 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,289,142 (1998)

·         Is Czech Republic a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Czech Republic ratified CEDAW: Yes, succession (22 February 1993)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 30 (Chamber of Deputies); 9 (Senate) (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 28 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Czech Republic a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Czech Republic ratified CRPD: Yes (28 September 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,544,155 (est.)