Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

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Chamber of Deputies
of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Poslanecká sněmovna
Parlamentu České republiky
7th Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
November 25, 2013 (2013-11-25)
Jan Hamáček, ČSSD
Since 27 November 2013
1st Vice-chairman
Jaroslava Jermanová, ANO
Since 27 November 2013
Vojtěch Filip, KSČM
Since 27 November 2013
Petr Gazdík, TOP09
Since 12 December 2013
Jan Bartošek, KDU-ČSL
Since 6 February 2014
Seats 200
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Political groups

Government (111 seats)

  •      ČSSD (50 seats)
  •      ANO (47 seats)
  •      KDU-ČSL (14 seats)

Opposition (89 seats)

  •      KSČM (33 seats)
  •      TOP 09 (25 seats)
  •      ODS (16 seats)
  •      Dawn (7 seats)
  •      Independents (8 seats)
Length of term
Four years
Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
25–26 October 2013
Next election
2017 or earlier
Meeting place
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Thun Palace, Malá Strana, Prague
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The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (Czech: Poslanecká sněmovna Parlamentu České republiky, PSP or PSP ČR) or just Chamber of Deputies is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of the Czech Republic. The seat of the Chamber of Deputies is Thun Palace in Malá Strana, Prague.

The members of the 200-seat house serve for four-year terms and are elected using the party-list proportional representation system. Since 2002, there are 14 constituencies matching the Czech regions and the D'Hondt method has been applied.

The Government is primarily responsible to the Chamber of Deputies and the Prime Minister stays in office only as long as he or she retains the support of a majority of its members.

Electability and mandate[edit]

Every citizen of the Czech Republic aged at least 21 who has the right to vote is eligible to be elected. The Deputy may not hold the office of the Senator, the President of the Czech Republic or judge, which also applies to certain positions specified by law. The office of the Deputy expires once:

(1) a Deputy-elect refuses to take the oath or takes it with reservation
(2) the tenure expires
(3) the Deputy resigns from the office
(4) the Deputy loses eligibility to be elected
(5) the Chamber is dissolved
(6) the Deputy takes up an office incompatible with serving as the Deputy.[1]

Past elections[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Kolář, Petr, and Petr Valenta. The Parliament of the Czech Republic - the Chamber of Deputies. Prague : Published for the Office of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic by Ivan Král, 2009. ISBN 978-80-87324-01-1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Constitution of the Czech Republic". Office of the President of the Republic. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°05′21″N 14°24′14″E / 50.08917°N 14.40389°E / 50.08917; 14.40389