ElectionGudie

June 14, 2002 Held

4,789,145
Voted
Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Election for Poslanecká Sněmovna (Czech Chamber of Deputies)

Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,789,145
Valid Votes:4,768,006
Invalid Votes:21,139

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Czech Social Democratic Party 70 - 1,440,279

30.21%

Civic Democratic Party 58 - 1,166,975

24.48%

Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 41 - 882,653

18.51%

Freedom Union-Democratic Union (US-DEU) and Christian and Democratic Union-Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-CSL) 31 - 680,671

14.28%

Other Parties - - 597,428

12.53%

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 popular vote to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecka Snemovna) 200 members are elected by popular vote 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: Vladmir SPIDLA
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 70
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 74
  • Party: Civic Democratic Party (ODS)
    • Leader: Vaclav KLAUS
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 58
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 63
  • Party: Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM)
    • Leader: Miroslav GREBENICEK
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 41
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 24
  • Party: Freedom Union-Democratic Union (US-DEU) and Christian and Democratic Union-Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-CSL)
    • Leader: Hana MARVANOVA
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 31
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 39
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held June 19-20, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,196,916 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 8,262,484 (June 2002 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,237,313 (2002)

·         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: 34 (Chamber of Deputies); 10 (Senate) (following the 2002 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: 1,529,537 (est.)