Czech legislative election, 1996

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Czech legislative election, 1996
Czech Republic
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All 200 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
101 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Vaclav Klaus headshot.jpg Milos Zeman.jpg Miroslav Grebeníček (4).jpg
Leader Václav Klaus Miloš Zeman Miroslav Grebeníček
Party ODS ČSSD KSČM
Seats won 68 61 22
Seat change Decrease8 Increase45 Decrease13
Popular vote 1,794,560 1,602,250 626,136
Percentage 29.62% 26.44% 10.33%
Swing Decrease0.11pp Increase19.91pp Decrease3.72pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Josef Lux 01.jpg Miroslav Sládek.jpg ODA
Leader Josef Lux Miroslav Sládek Jan Kalvoda
Party KDU–ČSL SPR-RSČ ODA
Seats won 18 18 13
Seat change Increase3 Increase4 Decrease1
Popular vote 489,349 485,072 385,369
Percentage 8.08% 8.01 6.36
Swing Increase1.80pp Increase2.03pp Increase0.43pp

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Districts won by respective parties

PM before election

Václav Klaus
ODS

Elected PM

Václav Klaus
ODS

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Czech Republic on 31 May and 1 June 1996,[1] the first after independence. The result was a victory for the Civic Democratic Party, which won 68 of the 200 seats. Voter turnout was 76.3%.[2]

Campaign[edit]

Finances[edit]

Party Money spent (Kč)
Civic Democratic Party 127,000,000
Czech Social Democratic Party 80,000,000
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party 55,000,000
Civic Democratic Alliance 40,000,000
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 8,000,000
Source: České Noviny

Opinion polls[edit]

Date Polling firm ODS ČSSD KSČM KDU-ČSL SPR-RSČ ODA DŽJ DEU SD-LSNS LB Others
31 May–1 June Election results 29.6 26.4 10.3 8.1 8.0 6.4 3.1 2.8 2.1 1.4 1.8
May 1996 STEM[3] 24.0 19.3 10.3 8.7 7.1 9.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a
4–7 May 1996 IVVM[4] 21.8 17.7 7.3 7.1 5.8 5.8 2.8 2.3 1.9 3.3
April IVVM 25.5 15.5 6.2 8.9 5.0 6.8 1.9 1.4 1.9 4.5
March IVVM 25.5 15.3 6.0 6.7 4.7 8.1 1.2 1.7 1.9 4.2
February IVVM 24.7 15.9 6.5 9.1 4.4 8.1 0.9 1.2 3.2 3.8
January IVVM 27.2 17.3 7.1 6.7 4.7 6.6 0.7 0.8 2.0 4.7

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Civic Democratic Party 1,794,560 29.62 68
Czech Social Democratic Party 1,602,250 26.44 61 +45
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 626,136 10.33 22 –13
KDU-ČSL 489,349 8.08 18 +3
SPR-RSČ 485,072 8.01 18 +4
Civic Democratic Alliance 385,369 6.36 13 –1
Pensioners for Life Security 187,455 3.09 0 0
Democratic Union 169,796 2.80 0 New
Free Democrats - Liberal National Social Party 124,165 2.05 0 New
Left Bloc 85,122 1.40 0 New
Independents 30,125 0.50 0 New
Moravian Centre Union 27,490 0.45 0 New
HSMSMNSJ 25,198 0.42 0 New
Moravian National Party 16,580 0.27 0 New
Democratic Left Party 7,740 0.13 0 New
Czech Right 2,808 0.05 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 37,189
Total 6,096,404 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 7,990,770 76.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
ODS
  
29.62%
ČSSD
  
26.44%
KSČM
  
10.33%
KDU-ČSL
  
8.08%
SPR-RSČ
  
8.01%
ODA
  
6.36%
DŽJ
  
3.09%
DEU
  
2.80%
CSNS
  
2.05%
LB
  
1.40%
Others
  
1.82%
Parliamentary seats
ODS
  
34.00%
ČSSD
  
30.50%
KSČM
  
11.00%
KDU-ČSL
  
9.00%
SPR-RSČ
  
9.00%
ODA
  
6.50%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p471 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p472
  3. ^ "98-4" (PDF). Statspol. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Volebni preference". zpravodajstvi.ecn.cz. Retrieved 1 August 2016.