2020 Czech Senate election

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2020 Czech Senate election

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27 of the 81 seats in the Senate
  First party Second party Third party
  Vít Rakušan (2020).jpg Petr Fiala 2019 Praha.jpg Praha, Vinohrady, Retailcon, Marián Jurečka (cropped).jpg
Leader Vít Rakušan Petr Fiala Marian Jurečka
Party STAN ODS KDU-ČSL
Seats won 10 5 3
First round 128,317
12.87%
140,293
14.07%
90,584
9.08%
Second round 97,550
21.59%
82,377
18.23%
65,397
14.47%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Markéta Pekarová Adamová 2018.jpg Václav-Láska2014b.jpg A Babiš Praha 2015.JPG
Leader Markéta Pekarová Adamová Václav Láska Andrej Babiš
Party TOP 09 SEN21 ANO
Seats won 2 2 1
First round 46,575
4.67%
32,884
3.30%
115,202
11.55%
Second round 33,938
7.51%
25,071
5.55%
39,473
8.74%

Senate elections were held in the Czech Republic on 2–3 October 2020 alongside regional elections, with second rounds on 9–10 October.

Electoral system[edit]

One-third of the 81-member Senate is elected every two years, giving Senators six year terms. Members of the Senate are elected in single-member constituencies using the two-round system.[1]

Composition of contested seats prior to the elections[edit]

Contested seats[2]
Name Ideology Leader Seats Notes
Czech Social Democratic Party Social democracy Jan Hamáček
10 / 27
KDU-ČSL Christian democracy Marian Jurečka
6 / 27
[n 1]
Mayors and Independents Localism Vít Rakušan
4 / 27
[n 2]
ANO 2011 Centrism Andrej Babiš
2 / 27
Civic Democratic Party Conservatism Petr Fiala
2 / 27
Senator 21 Liberalism Václav Láska
2 / 27
[n 3]
Freeholder Party of the Czech Republic Conservatism Petr Bajer
1 / 27

Districts[edit]

Elections were held in 27 districts:

Results[edit]

Constituencies in grey are those not up for election.[3][4]
Senate of the Czech Republic 2020 Election Result.svg
Nominating partyFirst roundSecond roundSeats
Votes%SeatsVotes%SeatsWonNot upTotal+/–
Civic Democratic Party140,29314.07082,37718.23551318+2
Mayors and Independents128,31712.87197,55021.59910818+8
ANO 2011115,20211.55039,4738.741145–2
KDU-ČSL90,5849.08065,39714.4733912–4
Czech Social Democratic Party81,1058.13018,1754.020033–10
Czech Pirate Party62,5836.28018,8044.161112+1
Freedom and Direct Democracy61,3526.1500000
TOP 0946,5754.67033,9387.512235+2
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia42,2584.2400000
Senator 2132,8843.30025,0715.552213–3
Tricolour Citizens' Movement27,2392.730000New
Independents17,2441.7307,4791.6600000
Green Party11,3151.1308,0851.7900110
Freeholder Party of the Czech Republic11,2131.1208,4991.880000–1
Mayors for the Liberec Region10,4181.0406,9881.5511010
For the Citizens10,2751.0307,7331.710000New
Party of Free Citizens9,2970.9308,4331.871101+1
Mayors and Personalities for Moravia7,7780.7808,7231.930000New
Hradec Králové Democratic Club7,4450.75015,1383.351101New
Change 20207,0560.710000New
Alternative for Independent Candidates6,9920.700000New
Independent Candidate6,8530.690000New
Czech Right5,2270.520000New
Good Choice 20164,2600.430000New
Union for Sport and Health3,9100.390000New
Moravian Country Movement2,9700.3000000
Initiative of the Citizens2,8270.280000New
Choice for the Region2,7320.270000New
Reliance – Joint Movement of the Czech Republic2,5470.260000New
For Health and Sport2,3080.230000New
Písek to Itself1,8980.190000New
Severočeši.cz1,6450.160011New
Better North1,1530.120000New
WAY1,1070.110000New
Marek Hilšer for Senate9160.0900110
Nation for Itself7630.080000New
Independent Initiative7250.070000New
Unified – Alternative for Patriots6390.060000New
Democratic Party of Greens5080.050000New
Alliance of National Forces2570.0300000
Moravian and Silesian Pirate Party2360.0200000
Happy Czechia2360.020000New
Patriotic Citizens110
Citizens Together – Independents110
Movement for Prague 11110
Ostravak110
United Democrats – Association of Independents110
Independents26,1192.6200440
Total997,261100.001451,863100.00262754810
Valid votes997,26197.60451,86399.60
Invalid/blank votes24,5272.401,8120.40
Total votes1,021,788100.00453,675100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,815,82736.292,711,95616.73
Source: Volby.cz

Transfer of seats[edit]

District Before election After election
Party Senator Party Senator
Cheb ČSSD Miroslav Nenutil STAN Miroslav Plevný
Kolín Emilie Třísková Pavel Kárník
Vyškov Ivo Bárek Karel Zitterbart
Rychnov nad Kněžnou Miroslav Antl TOP 09 Jan Grulich
Znojmo Pavel Štohl Tomáš Třetina
Karviná Radek Sušil ANO Ondřej Feber
Strakonice Karel Kratochvíle ODS Tomáš Fiala
Kladno Jiří Dienstbier Jr. Pirates Adéla Šípová
Pelhřimov Milan Štěch Freedomites Jaroslav Chalupský
Hradec Králové Jaroslav Malý HDK Jan Holásek
Žďár nad Sázavou KDU-ČSL František Bradáč KDU-ČSL Josef Klement
Přerov Jitka Seitlová Jitka Seitlová
Prague 1 Václav Hampl ODS Miroslava Němcová
Brno-City Zdeněk Papoušek Roman Kraus
Olomouc Alena Šromová STAN Marek Ošťádal
Frýdek-Místek Jiří Carbol Helena Pešatová
Prague 9 STAN David Smoljak STAN David Smoljak
Děčín Zbyněk Linhart Zbyněk Linhart
Česká Lípa SLK Jiří Vosecký SLK Jiří Vosecký
Trutnov STAN Jan Sobotka STAN Jan Sobotka
Louny ANO Zdeňka Hamousová STAN Ivo Trešl
Ostrava-City Peter Koliba ODS Ondřej Šimetka
Plzeň-City ODS Lumír Aschenbrenner ODS Lumír Aschenbrenner
Příbram Jiří Burian STAN Petr Štěpánek
Prague 5 SEN 21 Václav Láska SEN 21 Václav Láska
Zlín Tomáš Goláň Tomáš Goláň
Uherské Hradiště Freeholders Ivo Valenta KDU-ČSL Josef Bazala

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Jitka Seitlová, who has previously been a Green Party candidate.
  2. ^ Including Mayors for Liberec Region
  3. ^ Includes Václav Láska, who has previously been a Green Party candidate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Electoral system IPU
  2. ^ "SENÁTNÍ VOLBY 2020" [Senate elections 2020]. www.irozhlas.cz (in Czech).
  3. ^ "Volby do Senátu Parlamentu ČR | volby.cz". volby.cz. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  4. ^ "48 - Rychnov nad Kněžnou Senátní volby 2020 • iROZHLAS". iROZHLAS (in Czech). Retrieved 4 May 2021.