Czech legislative election, 1998

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Czech legislative election, 1998
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
  Milos Zeman.jpg Vaclav Klaus headshot.jpg Miroslav Grebeníček (4).jpg
Leader Miloš Zeman Václav Klaus Miroslav Grebeníček
Party ČSSD ODS KSČM
Seats won 74 63 24
Seat change Increase13 Decrease5 Increase2
Popular vote 1,928,660 1,656,011 658,550
Percentage 32.31% 27.74 11.03%
Swing Increase2.69pp Decrease1.88pp Increase1.30pp

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Josef Lux 01.jpg Jan Ruml.jpg
Leader Josef Lux Jan Ruml
Party KDU–ČSL US
Seats won 20 19
Seat change Increase2 New
Popular vote 537,013 513,596
Percentage 8.99% 8.60%
Swing Increase0.91pp

PM before election

Josef Tošovský
Independent

Elected PM

Miloš Zeman
ČSSD

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Czech Republic on 19 and 20 June 1998.[1] The result was a victory for the Czech Social Democratic Party, which won 74 of the 200 seats. Voter turnout was 73.9%.[2]

Campaign[edit]

Finances[edit]

Party Money spent (Kč)
Civic Democratic Party 30,000,000
Czech Social Democratic Party 30,000,000
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party 30,000,000
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 8,000,000
Freedom Union – Democratic Union 2,000,000
Source: České Noviny

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling firm Date ODS ČSSD KSČM KDU-ČSL ODA US SPR-RSČ DŽJ Others
STEM[3] January 1998 15.0 32.0 10.0 11.0 n/a n/a 5.0 n/a 27.0
IVVM January 1998[4] 15.4 28.0 8.6 11.1 5.3 n/a 3.5 0.6 26.4
STEM February 1998 12.0 29.0 11.0 9.0 n/a 11.0 8.0 n/a 20.0
IVVM March 1998[4] 10.3 25.7 8.0 7.7 1.2 12.6 5.4 1.6 27.9
STEM March 1998 11.0 30.0 9.0 9.0 n/a 18.0 8.0 n/a 15.0
STEM April 1998 16.0 24.0 11.0 9.0 1.4 13.0 6.0 4.0 15.6
IVVM (for US)[4] April 1998 15.9 23.7 10.7 9.1 1.3 12.7 5.7 6.2 3.3
IVVM[4] April 1998 11.3 25.1 10.0 8.0 0.4 12.0 4.6 4.9 23.5
STEM May 1998 16.0 25.0 11.0 9.0 n/a 14.0 5.0 n/a 20.0
IVVM (for US)[4] May 1998 16.3 25.4 10.5 9.0 1.3 13.7 5.1 6.3 3.2
IVVM[4] May 1998 14.2 22.1 8.5 5.8 0.6 9.1 3.9 10.2 26.2
IVVM[4] June 1998 15.0 22.5 7.4 7.1 n/a 6.8 4.2 9.0 26.8
STEM June 1998 19.0 22.0 9.0 7.0 n/a 8.0 5.0 n/a 30.0
Sofres Factum[5] 10 June 1998 19.5 26.7 9.0 6.0 n/a 5.4 n/a n/a 12.9
Sofres Factum[5] 12 June 1998 19.1 29.3 9.1 6.0 n/a 6.9 n/a n/a 8.3
STEM[5] 12 June 1998 20.7 23.2 10.3 8.8 n/a 8.4 n/a n/a 9.1
Sofres Factum[5] 17 June 1998 21.4 27.6 9.2 7.5 n/a 7.1 n/a n/a 10.3
Exit Polls
IFES and SC&C[5] 20 June 1998 27.1 32.2 11.4 9.2 n/a 8.5 3.9 3.0
Sofres Factum[5] 20 June 1998 27.0 32.0 11.0 9.2 n/a 8.4 3.8 3.8
Election results 19-20 June 1998 27.7 32.3 11.0 9.0 0 8.6 3.9 3.1 3.5

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Czech Social Democratic Party 1,928,660 32.31 74 +13
Civic Democratic Party 1,656,011 27.74 63 –5
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 658,550 11.03 24 +2
KDU-ČSL 537,013 8.99 20 +2
Freedom Union 513,596 8.60 19 New
SPR-RSČ 232,965 3.90 0 –18
Pensioners for Life Security 182,900 3.06 0 0
Democratic Union 86,431 1.44 0 0
Green Party 67,143 1.12 0 New
Independents 51,981 0.87 0 0
Moravian Democratic Party 22,282 0.37 0 New
Czech National Social Party 17,185 0.29 0 New
Civic Coalition – Political Club 14,788 0.25 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 25,339
Total 5,994,844 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 8,116,836 73.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular vote
ČSSD
  
32.31%
ODS
  
27.74%
KSČM
  
11.03%
KDU-ČSL
  
8.99%
US
  
8.60%
SPR-RSČ
  
3.90%
DŽJ
  
3.06%
DEU
  
1.44%
SZ
  
1.12%
Others
  
1.81%
Parliamentary seats
ČSSD
  
37.00%
ODS
  
31.50%
KSČM
  
12.00%
KDU-ČSL
  
10.00%
US
  
9.50%

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. ^ Koutník, Ondřej (31 March 2009). Vznik a vývoj politické strany Unie svobody v letech 1998–2004 (PDF). Olomouc: Palacký University. p. 32. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Nesstar WebView". nesstar.soc.cas.cz. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "98-4" (PDF). Statspol. Retrieved 17 January 2017.