ElectionGudie

Jan. 12, 2018 Confirmed

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Election for President

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Czech Republic: Presidential Election, January 12, 2018

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of the Czech Republic

Description of government structure:                           

  • Chief of State: President Milos ZEMAN (since 8 March 2013)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Bohuslav SOBOTKA (since 17 January 2014)
  • Assembly: 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 directly elected by an absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term. The President is limited to 2 consecutive terms.

Last Election:

  • The last presidential election in Czech Republic occurred on January 25, 2013. Milos ZEMAN won the presidency with 54.8% of the vote.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Jiri DRAHOS
    • Independent
  • Pavel FISCHER
    • Independent
  • Petr HANNIG
    • Party of Common Sense / Strana zdravého rozumu
  • Marek HILSER
    • Independent
  • Michal HORACEK 
    • Independent
  • Jiri HYNEK
    • Realists / Realisté
  • Vratislav KULHANEK
    • Civic Democratic Alliance / Občanská demokratická alliance (ODA)
  • Mirek TOPOLANEK
    • Independent
  • Milos ZEMAN
    • Party of Civic Rights / Strana Práv Občanů (SPO)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,674,723 (2017 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 8,424,227 (est.)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 5,418,641
  • 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: 55
  • Human Development Index Position: 28
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low

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: 1,596,726