Czech Senate election, 2010

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Senate elections were held in the Czech Republic for a third of the Czech Senate (27 seats) in October 2010. The first round was held on 15 and 16 October 2010, with a second round on 22 and 23 October 2010.[1]

The election was a major success for the Czech Social Democratic Party, who gained 12 seats to become the largest party, with 41. The liberal conservative Civic Democratic Party fell 11 seats to 25, while the centre-right group led by TOP 09 lost 4 seats to leave them on 5 seats: equal with the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party.

Issues[edit]

The Czech Social Democratic Party ran on a platform of promising to put off austerity measures as well as stopping the expansion of Czech troops in the War in Afghanistan.[2]

Election[edit]

In the first round, a turnout of 44.33% of voters was reached and no candidate gained 50% of the vote in their district, which means the top two in each district advance to the run-off round.[3] The ČSSD's candidates advanced to the second round in 22 districts despite the fact that they held none of the seats. The ruling ODS, which held 18 of the seats, advanced to the run-off in 19. TOP 09 advanced in 5 seats, KDU–ČSL in 3, the regional Severočeši.cz in 2, Public Affairs in 1, and independent candidates in 2.[4]

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 15–16 and 22–23 October 2010 Czech Senate election results
Parties First round Second round Seats
Won
Not
Up
Total
Seats
±
Votes % Run-off Votes %
Czech Social Democratic Party 290,090 25.28 22 299,526 44.02 12 29 41 +12
Civic Democratic Party 266,311 23.21 19 225,708 33.17 8 17 25  –11
TOP 09Mayors and Independents 165,277 14.40 5 51,310 7.54 2 3 5 –4
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party 87,182 7.60 3 42,990 6.32 2 3 5 +1
NorthBohemians.cz 20,062 1.75 2 23,279 3.42 2 0 2 +2
Independent candidates 21,551 1.88 1 14,944 2.20 1[5] 0 1 +1
Public Affairs 57,179 4.98 1 11,973 1.76 0 0 0 ±0
Independents (NEZÁVISLÍ) 10,739 0.94 1 10,707 1.57 0 0 0 ±0
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 117,374 10.23 0 0 2 2 –1
Sovereignty – Jana Bobošíková Bloc 40,295 3.51 0 0 0 0 ±0
Party of Civic Rights – Zemanovci 17,195 1.50 0 0 0 0 ±0
Green Party 10,473 0.91 0 0 0 0 ±0
Party of Free Citizens 5,447 0.47 0 0 0 0 ±0
Democratic Green Party (Demokratická strana zelených) 3,348 0.29 0 0 0 0 ±0
Czech National Social Party 1,791 0.16 0 0 0 0 ±0
Czech National Socialist Party 1,773 0.15 0 0 0 0 ±0
Bohemian Crown 828 0.07 0 0 0 0 ±0
Others 30,475 2.66 0 0 0 0 ±0
Totals 1,147,390 100.00 54 680,167 100.00 27 54 81

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