Green Party (Czech Republic)

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Green Party
Strana zelených
Leader Matěj Stropnický
Founded 1989
Headquarters Senovážné nám. 2, Prague
Youth wing Young Greens
Membership  (2013) 1333[1]
Ideology Green politics
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism[2]
Political position Centre-left[3] to Left-wing[3][4]
European affiliation European Green Party
International affiliation Global Greens
Colours Green
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 200
Senate
4 / 81
European Parliament
0 / 22
Regional Assemblies
9 / 675
Local Assemblies
323 / 62,178
Website
www.zeleni.cz

The Green Party (Czech: Strana zelených) is a political party in 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.

Election results[edit]

Chamber of deputies of the Czech Republic[edit]

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Year Vote Vote % Seats Place Government
1990 295,844 4.1 0 7th No
1992[5] 421,98 6.52 21 4th No
1998 67,143 1.12 0 9th No
2002 112,929 2.36 0 6th No
2006 336,487 6.29 6 5th Yes
2010 127.831 2.44 0 9th No
2013 159,025 3.19 0 8th No

Senate[edit]

European parliament[edit]

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