ElectionGudie

Oct. 20, 2006 Held

1,140,247
Voted
Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Election for Senát (Czech Senate)

Results

38%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,140,247
Valid Votes:1,063,614
Invalid Votes:76,633

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Civic Democratic Party - - 354,273

33.31%

Czech Social Democratic Party - - 204,573

19.23%

Others - - 135,299

12.72%

Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia - - 134,863

12.68%

Christian Democratic Union-Czechoslovak People's Party - - 131,307

12.35%

Green Party - - 50,508

4.75%

Independent candidates - - 29,533

2.78%

Freedom Union - Democratic Union - - 21,360

2.01%

Party of Open Society - - 17,063

1.60%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 27 seats in the Senate (Senat)

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.

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*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecka Snemovna) 0 members are elected by popular vote.

* One-third of the Senate members are elected every two years.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Civic Democratic Party / Obcanska demokraticka strana (ODS)
    • Leader: Mirek TOPOLANEK
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 17
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 9
  • Party: Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party / Krestan a demokrat. unie - Ceskol. strana lidova (KDU-CSL)
    • Leader: Jiri CUNEK
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 3
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 1
  • Party: Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia / Komunisticka strana Cech a Moravy (KSCM)
    • Leader: Vojtech FILIP
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
  • Party: Czech Social Democratic Party / Ceska strana socialne demokraticka (CSSD)
    • Leader: Jiri PAROUBEK
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 7
  • Party: Association of Independent Candidates - European Democrats / SNK Evropsti demokrate (SNK-ED)
    • Leader: Helmut DOHNALEK
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 2
  • Party: Freedom Union - Democratic Union / Unie Svobody - demokraticka unie (US-DEU)
    • Leader: Jan CERNY
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 1
  • Party: NEZAVISLI (NEZ)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 3
  • Independent(s): Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 2
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 3

Main parties in the First Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Civic Democratic Party / Obcanska demokraticka strana (ODS)
    • Leader: Mirek TOPOLANEK
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 9
  • Party: Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia / Komunisticka strana Cech a Moravy (KSCM)
    • Leader: Vojtech FILIP
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 1
  • Party: Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party / Krestan a demokrat.unie - Ceskosl.strana lidova (KDU-CSL)
    • Leader: Miroslav KALOUSEK
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 1
  • Party: Czech Social Democratic Party / Ceska strana socialne demokraticka (CSSD)
    • Leader: Bohuslav SOBOTKA
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 7
  • Party: NEZAVISLI / (NEZ)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 3
  • Party: Union of Freedom - Democratic Union / Unie Svobody - demokraticka unie (US-DEU)
    • Leader: Jan CERNY
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 1
  • Party: Association of Independent Candidates-European Democrats / SNK Evropsti demokrate (SNK ED)
    • Leader: Helmut DOHNALEK
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 2
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 3

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,238,905 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 2,715,437 (October 2004 Number of registered voters in districts where 2004 senate elections are being held, one third of all districts nationally.)

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.)