Published 5th December, 2012
TOP 09, which stands for Tradition, Responsibility, Prosperity 09, was founded on 11th June 2009. The party describes itself as Centre-right and believes in Fiscal Conservatism, Liberal Conservatism and Pro-Europeanism.
In the 2010 general election the party won 41 seats in the 200 seat Chamber of Deputies and went on to be a junior partner in the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) led government of Petr Nečas.
TOP 09 has one of the 22 national seats in the European Parliament as is a member of the European People’s Party grouping.