Czech Republic

Czech Senate second round elections today


The second round of the Czech Senate elections take place today and tomorrow.

In local elections and the first round of the Senate elections last week the governing Civic Democratic Party (ODS) did very badly.

In this weekend’s elections the ODS are only contesting in 10 of the 27 seats being fought. In comparison the opposition Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) are contesting in 23 seats. The ČSSD are contesting 10 of those seats against the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) who did very well in last week’s elections. The ODS and KSČM are contesting two seats.

In total the Czech Senate has 81 seats of which one third are elected every two years. The ODS holds 25 seats, the ČSSD have 41 seats and the Communists hold just two. The TOP 09 a coalition partner with the ODS holds five seats. The last election took place in October 2010.

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