European Parliament election, 2014 (Czech Republic)

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Czech Republic European Parliament election, 2014
Czech Republic
2009 ←
24 and 25 May 2014 → 2019

21 seats to the European Parliament
  First party Second party Third party
  Jan Keller.jpg
Leader Pavel Telička Luděk Niedermayer Jan Keller
Party ANO 2011 TOP 09 ČSSD
Alliance ALDE EPP PES
Seats before new 0 7
Seats won 4 4 4
Seat change 4 Increase 4 Increase 3Decrease
Popular vote 244,501 241,747 214,800
Percentage 16.13% 15.95% 14.17%
Swing new 13.67%Increase 8.21%Decrease

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Kateřina Konečná.jpg Svoboda Pavel 01.jpg JanZahradil.jpg
Leader Kateřina Konečná Pavel Svoboda Jan Zahradil
Party KSČM KDU-ČSL ODS
Alliance PEL EPP AECR
Seats before 4 2 9
Seats won 3 3 2
Seat change 1 Increase 1 Increase 7 Decrease
Popular vote 166,478 150,792 116,398
Percentage 10.98% 9.95% 7.67%
Swing 3.20% Decrease 2.31% Increase 23.33% Decrease

  Seventh party
  Petr Mach (14001188144).jpeg
Leader Petr Mach
Party Svobodní
Alliance ADDE
Seats before new
Seats won 1
Seat change 1 Increase
Popular vote 79,540
Percentage 5.24%
Swing new
Results by district: ANO 2011 (blue), TOP 09 and STAN (purple), ČSSD (orange), KDU-ČSL (yellow) and KSČM (red)

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.[1] Election turnout was 18.2%, the second lowest of all participating countries after Slovakia.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Europarty Votes % +/– Seats +/–
ANO 2011 ALDE 244,501 16.13 New 4 New
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
Right Bloc None 8,028 0.52 -0.48 0 0
SNK European Democrats None 7,961 0.52 -1.14 0 0
DSSS - SPE None 7,902 0.52 -0.56 0 0
Liberal-Environmental Party None 7,514 0.49 New 0 New
No To Brussels - National Democracy None 7,109 0.46 New 0 New
LEV 21 None 7,099 0.46 New 0 New
Public Affairs None 6,989 0.46 -1.94 0 0
Moravané EFA 6,614 0.43 +0.04 0 0
VIZE 2014 None 3,698 0.24 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
Koruna česká None 2,434 0.16 -0.03 0 0
Club of Committed Non-Party Members None 2,379 0.15 New 0 New
Republic None 2,240 0.14 New 0 New
Czech Sovereignty None 2,086 0.13 New 0 New
Hnutí Sociálne Slabých None 1,685 0.11 New 0 New
Citizens 2011 None 1,299 0.08 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
Evropani.cz None 631 0.04 New 0 New
Czech National Social Party None 502 0.03 = 0 0
Total - 1,527,367 100 21 -1
Registered voters/turnout - 8,395,132 18.20
Source:[1]

† observer

Elected[edit]

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
  1. Pavel Telička50,784 votes
  2. Petr Ježek – 5,301 votes
  3. Dita Charanzová – 8 356 votes
  4. Martina Dlabajová – 4,789 votes
TOP 09 and STAN
  1. Jiří Pospíšil77,724 votes
  2. Luděk Niedermayer37,171 votes
  3. Jaromír Štětina18,951 votes
  4. Stanislav Polčák – 11,997 votes
ČSSD
  1. Jan Keller57,812 votes
  2. Olga Sehnalová10,955 votes
  3. Pavel Poc – 3,818 votes
  4. Miroslav Poche – 3,692 votes
KSČM
  1. Kateřina Konečná28,154 votes
  2. Miloslav Ransdorf14 384 votes
  3. Jiří Maštálka11,525 votes
KDU-ČSL
  1. Michaela Šojdrová22,220 votes
  2. Pavel Svoboda21,746 votes
  3. Tomáš Zdechovský – 5,063 votes
ODS
  1. Jan Zahradil19,892 votes
  2. Evžen Tošenovský16,514 votes
Svobodní
  1. Petr Mach13,211 votes

Threshold complaint[edit]

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.[3] The court did not decide about the complaint and sent it to the Constitutional Court.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

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