ElectionGudie

June 13, 2003 Held

4,557,960
Voted
Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Referendum

Results

54%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,557,960
Valid Votes:4,457,206
Invalid Votes:100,754

Provisions

The referendum asked voters to decide whether to accept or reject the EU Treaty of Accession, allowing the Czech Republic to seek membership within the European Union (EU).

No1,010,448

22.67

Yes3,446,758

77.33

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Referendum on accepting the EU Treaty of Accession

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Vaclav KLAUS
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Vladimir SPIDLA
  • 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.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum on accepting the EU Treaty of Accession The referendum asked voters to decide whether to accept or reject the EU Treaty of Accession, allowing the Czech Republic to seek membership within the European Union (EU).

Electoral Requirements

  • A majority of valid votes cast must be in favor of the provision for it to pass.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,193,998 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 8,262,484 (June 2002 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,235,621 (2003)

·         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: N/A

·         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: 1,529,099 (est.)