Green Party (Czech Republic)
|Headquarters||Senovážné nám. 2, Prague|
|Youth wing||Young Greens|
|International affiliation||Global Greens|
|European affiliation||European Green Party|
|Chamber of Deputies|
|Politics of the Czech Republic
The party was founded in February 1990 but for a long time it struggled to obtain significant influence in Czech politics. In the 2002 legislative election the party received 2.4% of the vote. Internal conflicts and constant bickering were covered by the media much more than party's political aims but changes in the party's policy were made after the general party congress in September 2005, resulting in much more focus on the political aims and their propagation in media.
The party held a single seat (Jaromír Štětina) in the Senate (upper house of the Parliament of the Czech Republic) between 2004 and 2010. In the 2006 legislative election the party received 6.3% of the vote and won six seats in the lower house – the Chamber of Deputies. This subsequently led to taking part in the governing coalition, together with the Civic Democrats (ODS) and the Christian Democrats (KDU–ČSL) from January 2007 to March 2009 (for more details see Mirek Topolánek's Second Cabinet). However the Green Party was unable to repeat its success in 2010 elections, losing all seats in both chambers.
Chamber of deputies of the Czech Republic
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