ElectionGudie

June 2, 2006 Held

5,372,449
Voted
Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Election for Poslanecká Sněmovna (Czech Chamber of Deputies)

Results

64%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,372,449
Valid Votes:5,348,976
Invalid Votes:23,473

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Civic Democratic Party 81 - 1,892,475

35.38%

Czech Social Democratic Party 74 - 1,728,827

32.32%

Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 26 - 685,328

12.81%

Christian Democratic Union-Czechoslovak People's Party 13 - 386,706

7.23%

Green Party 6 - 336,487

6.30%

SNK European Democrats - - 111,724

2.10%

Freedom Union - Democratic Union - - 16,457

0.30%

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 KLAUS
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jiri PAROUBEK
  • 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 in single-member constituencies 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 renewed every two years.

** A threshold of 5% is required in order for a party to enter the Chamber of Deputies.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Civic Democratic Party / (ODS)
    • Leader: Mirek TOPOLANEK
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 81
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 58
  • Party: Czech Social Democratic Party / (CSSD)
    • Leader: Bohuslav SOBOTKA
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 74
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 70
  • Party: Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia / (KSCM)
    • Leader: Vojtech FILIP
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 26
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 41
  • Party: Christian Democratic Union-Czechoslovak People's Party / (KDU-CSL)
    • Leader: Miroslav KALOUSEK
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 13
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 21
  • Party: Green Party / (SZ)
    • Leader: Martin BURSIK
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 6
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: Other Parties
    • 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:

  • The last parliamentary election was held on June 14-15, 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,238,905 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 8,333,305 (June 2006 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,246,835 (2006)

·         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: 31 (Chamber of Deputies); 6 (Senate) (following the 2006 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: 1,535,835 (est.)