European Parliament election, 2014 (Czech Republic)
The Czech Republic component of the 2014 European Parliament election was held on 24 and 25 May 2014. In total, 21 Members of the European Parliament were elected using proportional representation (single district D'Hondt with a 5% threshold).
ANO 2011 won the election closely followed by the coalition of TOP 09 and STAN, themselves closely followed by ČSSD. A total of 7 parties gained seats, including the non-parliamentary Party of Free Citizens. Election turnout was 18.2%, the second lowest of all participating countries after Slovakia.
|TOP 09 with STAN||EPP||241,747||15.95||New||4||New|
|Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD)||PES||214,800||14.17||-8.21||4||-3|
|Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM)||PEL†||166,478||10.98||-3.20||3||-1|
|Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-ČSL)||EPP||150,792||9.95||+2.31||3||+1|
|Civic Democratic Party (ODS)||AECR||116,398||7.67||-23.78||2||-7|
|Party of Free Citizens (Svobodní)||ADDE||79,540||5.24||+3.98||1||+1|
|Czech Pirate Party (Piráti)||None||72,514||4.78||New||0||0|
|Green Party (SZ)||EGP||57,240||3.77||+1.71||0||0|
|Dawn of Direct Democracy (Úsvit)||None||47,306||3.12||New||0||New|
|Party of Common Sense (Rozumní)||None||24,724||1.63||-2.63||0||New|
|Communist Party of Czechoslovakia||None||8,549||0.56||New||0||New|
|SNK European Democrats||None||7,961||0.52||-1.14||0||0|
|DSSS - SPE||None||7,902||0.52||-0.56||0||0|
|No To Brussels - National Democracy||None||7,109||0.46||New||0||New|
|Civic Conservative Party||None||3,481||0.22||New||0||New|
|Labour Party - Disgruntled Citizens||None||2,899||0.19||New||0||New|
|Czech Party Of Regions||None||2,535||0.16||New||0||New|
|Club of Committed Non-Party Members||None||2,379||0.15||New||0||New|
|Hnutí Sociálne Slabých||None||1,685||0.11||New||0||New|
|The Assets of Independent Citizens||None||1,242||0.08||New||0||New|
|Roma Democratic Party||None||1,185||0.07||New||0||New|
|Republican Party of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia||None||1,100||0.07||New||0||New|
|Fair Play - HNPD||None||1,100||0.07||-0.22||0||0|
|Antibursík - stop ekoteroru!||None||761||0.05||New||0||New|
|The Party of Equal Opportunities||None||640||0.04||New||0||New|
|Czech National Social Party||None||502||0.03||=||0||0|
The seats were given out within the parties to the candidates who received the preference votes, if number of preference votes exceeds 5% of votes for party (highlighted by bold), otherwise to the candidates by its order on party candidate list. 8 of 21 elected candidates are non-partisans (4 elected for ANO 2011, 3 for TOP 09 and STAN and 1 for ČSSD).
- ANO 2011
- TOP 09 and STAN
- Petr Mach – 13,211 votes
Green Party and Pirate Party narrowly failed to reach 5% threshold. Both parties decided to deliver a complaint to Supreme Administrative Court. They were inspired by Germany, where the threshold was abolished. The court did not decide about the complaint and sent it to the Constitutional Court. Constitutional Court rejected the complaint on 1 June 2015. According to the court, abolishing the threshold would lead to less effective European Parliament as it would be fragmented too much.
If the threshold was abolished for 2014 elections Green Party and Pirate Party would get 1 MEP. Social Democrats and Christian Democrats would have 1 MEP less on the other hand.
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