List of political parties in the Czech Republic

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This is a list of political parties in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has a multi-party system. Due to the electoral system operated, a limited number of parties are successful in parliamentary elections.

Parliamentary parties[edit]

There are currently six parties in the Chamber of Deputies – the Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), TOP 09, the Communist Party (KSČM), and Public Affairs (VV), and SNK European Democrats (SNK ED). All except VV have seats in the Senate, as do the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-ČSL) and Severočeši.cz (S.cz).

Three parties – ČSSD, ODS, and KSČM – have managed to elect members to every Parliament since the Czech Republic's independence. The other two were first elected to the Chamber of Deputies at the 2010 election.

Party Representation European affiliation Comments
Chamber Senate Regions Europe
Czech Social Democratic Party
Česká strana sociálně demokratická
ČSSD 50 41 280 7 PES Major left-wing (social democratic) party. Chairman is Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.
Civic Democratic Party
Občanská demokratická strana
ODS 15 25 180 9 AECR Liberal conservative, soft eurosceptic party created by the former Czech President Václav Klaus. Its chairman is Petr Fiala.
TOP 09 with the support of Mayors and Independents
Tradice Odpovědnost Prosperita 09
TOP09 26 5 12 0 EPP Coalition of fiscally conservative and several local independent movements. Primary agenda of TOP 09 (Tradition Responsibility Prosperity 09) is cutting budget deficit. Leader of TOP 09 is Karel Schwarzenberg.
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy
KSČM 33 2 114 4 EL (observer) Far-left party, heir of the former ruling Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. It's usually considered as an anti-system party. It has so far not been part of any government coalition since the advent of democracy in the Czech Republic.
Public Affairs
Věci veřejné
VV 0 0 0 0 - Anti-corruption, conservative liberal political party. Public Affairs are quite controversial and are often alleged of populism It did not win any seats in the October 2013 parliamentary elections.
SNK European Democrats
SNK Evropští demokraté
SNK ED 0 0 0 0 - Anti-corruption, conservative liberal political party.
ANO
Hnuti ANO
ANO 2011 47 0 0 0 - Anti-corruption, political party led by businessman Andrej Babis.
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party
Křesťanská a demokratická unie – Československá strana lidová
KDU-ČSL 14 5 56 2 EPP Medium sized Conservative and christian democratic party. Traditionally strong in South Moravia. KDU-ČSL left chamber of deputies after legislative election of 2010, after 91 years of continuous presence. It returned to the governing coalition in February 2014.
Severočeši.cz
Severočeši.cz
S.cz 0 2 0 0 - Cross-spectrum regional party from northern Bohemia.

Non-parliamentary parties[edit]

Defunct parties[edit]

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