Rally for the Republic – Republican Party of Czechoslovakia

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Rally for the Republic – Republican Party of Czechoslovakia

Sdružení pro republiku – Republikánská strana Československa
LeaderMiroslav Sládek
Founded1989 (2016)
HeadquartersŠtefánikova 50, Brno
Youth wingRepublican Youth
IdeologyNational conservatism
Austrian economics
Czechoslovak unionism
Political positionRight-wing to far-right
White, Red, Blue
Party flag
Flag of the Rally for the Republic – Republican Party of Czechoslovakia

The Rally for the Republic – Republican Party of Czechoslovakia (Czech: Sdružení pro republiku - Republikánská strana Československa, abbreviated to Republikáni or SPR–RSČ) is a minor political party in the Czech Republic, strongly opposed to the EU, NATO and immigration. The party and its leader Miroslav Sládek are particularly known for their radical attitudes towards Roma people (antiziganism) and Germans.


The party was founded on December 30, 1989 as one of the first political parties in post-communist Czechoslovakia. It peaked in 1996 Czech legislative election with 8% of votes (485,072 electors, 18 seats in the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies) but declined after that, and in 2001 disbanded due to financial irregularities – specifically the theft of party funds by the chairman, who used the money to fund his luxury lifestyle.[1]

The party was reestablished in 2001 as Republicans of Miroslav Sládek (RMS, Republikáni Miroslava Sládka). Sládek immediately set up a new party; to distinguish it from the other "republican" parties his name was added. The new party failed to attract a significant number of votes (0.9% during 2002 Czech legislative election was the highest). For the 2006 elections RMS joined with the National Party, which obtained 0.1% of votes. The number of active members was estimated to be in the dozens at most.[2]

In May 17, 2008 this new party merged with five other minor parties to form the SPR–RSČ. The renewed party chose Sládek as chairman, yet even after the merger the party failed to gain political traction. For non-compliance with statutory obligations, the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic (acting on a Czech government proposal) decided in December 2010 to temporarily suspend the Republican party's activities. Finally, on 15 May 2013, the Court ordered its complete dissolution.

The party was reestablished once again in February 2016 under the name Rally for the Republic – Republican Party of Czechoslovakia 2016.[3]

Election results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Year Vote Vote % Seats Place
1990 72,048 1.00
0 / 200
1992 387,026Increase 5.98Increase
14 / 200
1996 485,072Increase 8.01Increase
18 / 200
1998 232,965Decrease 3.90Decrease
0 / 200
2002 46,325Decrease 0.97Decrease
0 / 200
2006[4] 9,341Decrease 0.18Decrease
0 / 200
2010 1,993Decrease 0.03Decrease
0 / 200
2017 9,857Increase 0.19Increase
0 / 200

European Parliament[edit]

Year Vote Vote % Seats Place
2004 15,767 0.67
0 / 24
2009 7,492 Decrease 0.32 Decrease
0 / 24
19th Decrease
2019 4,284 Increase 0.18 Increase
0 / 24
24th Increase


Indirect Election Candidate First round result Second round result Third round result
Votes %Votes Result Votes %Votes Result Votes %Votes Result
1993 Miroslav Sládek 14 8.1 3rd place
1998 Miroslav Sládek 23 12.5 3rd place


  1. ^ Zenkner, Petr (June 5, 2013). "On byl první. Populista i politický podnikatel" [He was the first. Populist and political entrepreneur]. Demokratický střed (in Czech). Retrieved November 25, 2014.
  2. ^ Svobodová, Ivana (March 19, 2006). "Sládek: Politiku jsem ještě nevzdal" [Sládek: I haven't given up politics yet]. iDNES.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "REPUBLIKÁNI JSOU ZPĚT!". sprrsc.cz. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  4. ^ joined National Party

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