Green Party (Czech Republic)

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Green Party
Strana zelených
Leader Jana Drápalová (acting)
Founded 1989
Headquarters Senovážné nám. 2, Prague
Ideology Green politics
Social liberalism
Political position Centre[1][2][3][4]
International affiliation Global Greens
European affiliation European Green Party
Colours Green
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 200
Senate
1 / 81
European Parliament
0 / 22
Local Governments
323 / 62,178
Website
zeleni.cz
Politics of the Czech Republic
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The Green Party (Czech: Strana zelených) is a political party in the Czech Republic.

The party was founded in February 1990 but for a long time it struggled to obtain significant influence in Czech politics. In the 2002 legislative election the party received 2.4% of the vote. Internal conflicts and constant bickering were covered by the media much more than party's political aims but changes in the party's policy were made after the general party congress in September 2005, resulting in much more focus on the political aims and their propagation in media.

The party held a single seat (Jaromír Štětina) in the Senate (upper house of the Parliament of the Czech Republic) between 2004 and 2010. In the 2006 legislative election the party received 6.3% of the vote and won six seats in the lower house – the Chamber of Deputies. This subsequently led to taking part in the governing coalition, together with the Civic Democrats (ODS) and the Christian Democrats (KDU–ČSL) from January 2007 to March 2009 (for more details see Mirek Topolánek's Second Cabinet). However the Green Party was unable to repeat its success in 2010 elections, losing all seats in both chambers.

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  1. ^ "Green Party". Radio Prague. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Miller, William; Vedrashko, Alexandra (22 September 2009). "Christian democracy in the Czech lands". The Prague Journal of Central European Affairs. 
  3. ^ Rowe, Julie (9 November 2007). "U. Michigan Prof Considers Bid For Czech Presidency". CBS News. 
  4. ^ "Q&A: Czech election". BBC News. 4 June 2006. 

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