ElectionGudie

Oct. 20, 2017 Confirmed

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Election for Poslanecká Sněmovna (Czech Chamber of Deputies)

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Czech Republic: Czech Chamber of Deputies, October 20, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 200 seats in the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (Poslanecká Sněmovna)

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 (Poslanecká Sněmovna)

Description of electoral system:

  • The 200 members of the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecká Sněmovna) are directly elected in 14 multi-seat constituencies by a proportional representation vote with a 5% threshold required to fill a seat. Members serve 4-year terms.

Last Election:

  • The last election for the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecká Sněmovna) occurred in 2013. No party won a majority, but the Czech Social Democratic party won 50 seats, which was the largest share.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Czech Social Democratic Party / Česká strana sociálně demokratická
    • Leader: Milan Chovanec
    • Seats won in last election: 50
  • ANO 2011 
    • Leader: Andrej Babiš
    • Seats won in last election: 47
  • Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia / Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy
    • Leader: Vojtěch Filip
    • Seats won in last election: 33
  • TOP 09 / Tradice Odpovědnost Prosperita
    • Leader: Miroslav Kalousek
    • Seats won in last election: 26
  • Civic Democratic Party / Občanská demokratická stranaarty
    • Leader: Petr Fiala
    • Seats won in last election: 16
  • Christian and Democratic Union-Czechoslovak People’s Party / Křesťanská a demokratická unie – Československá strana lidová
    • Leader: Pavel Bělobrádek
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Mayors and Independents / Starostové a nezávislí
    • Leader: Petr Gazdík
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Freedom and Direct Democracy / Svoboda a přímá demokracie
    • Leader: Tomio Okamura
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Czech Pirate Party / Česká pirátská strana
    • Leader: Ivan Bartoš
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Green Party / Strana zelených
    • Leader: Matěj Stropnický
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party of Free Citizens / Strana svobodných občanů
    • Leader: Petr Mach
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Realists / Realisté
    • Leader: Petr Robejšek
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party of Civic Rights / Strana Práv Občanů
    • Leader: Jan Veleba
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party of Common Sense / Rozumní
    • Leader: Petr Hannig
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Coalition for Republic-Republican Party of Czechoslovakia / Sdružení pro Republiku - Republikánská strana Československa
    • Leader: Miroslav Sládek
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Worker’s Party of Social Justice / Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti
    • Leader: Tomáš Vandas
    • Seats won in last election: 0

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