ElectionGudie

May 28, 2010 Held

5,263,822
Voted
Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Election for Poslanecká Sněmovna (Czech Chamber of Deputies)

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,263,822
Valid Votes:5,230,859
Invalid Votes:32,963

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Czech Social Democratic Party 56 - 1,155,267

22.10%

Civic Democratic Party 53 - 1,057,792

20.20%

TOP 09 41 - 873,833

16.70%

Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 26 - - 589,765

11.30%

Public Affairs 24 - 569,127

10.90%

Christian Democratic Union-Czechoslovak People's Party - - 229,717

4.40%

Party of Civic Rights -- Zemanovci (Zeman's People) - - 226,527

4.30%

Other Parties - - 208,855

4.00%

Sovereignty - Jana Bobosikova Bloc - - 192,145

3.70%

Green Party - - 127,831

2.40%

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 Jan FISCHER
  • 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.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the President to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senat) 81 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecka Snemovna) 200 members are elected through a flexible-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.**

* A second round is held six days later if no candidate receives an absolute majority in the first. One third of the Senate is renewed every two years.

** Electors may cast two preference votes for candidates on their chosen party list. There are 14 multi-member constituencies. Votes are tabulated using the D’Hondt method. A threshold of 5% is required in order for a party to enter the Chamber of Deputies. The threshold is 10% in case of a coalition of two parties, 15% for a coalition of three parties, 20% for a coalition of four or more parties.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,474,410 (2010)
  • Registered Voters: 8,415,892 (May 2010 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,334,919 (2010)

·         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: 44 (Chamber of Deputies); 4 (Senate) (following the 2010 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: 1,571,161 (est.)