Green Party (Czech Republic)
|Headquarters||Senovážné nám. 2, Prague|
|Political position||Centre-left (2006-2010 Centrism)|
|International affiliation||Global Greens|
|European affiliation||European Green Party|
|Chamber of Deputies|
|Politics of the Czech Republic
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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.
- 1990 Czech National Council: 4.1% – no seats
- 1992 Czech National Council: 6.5% (as member of the Liberal-Social Movement)
- 1996 Senate: no seats
- 1998 Chamber of Deputies: 1.1% – no seats
- 1998 Senate: no seats
- 2000 Senate: no seats
- 2002 Chamber of Deputies: 2.4% – no seats
- 2002 Senate: no seats
- 2004 Senate: 1 seat (Jaromír Štětina)
- 2004 European Parliament: 3.2% – no seats
- 2006 Chamber of Deputies: 6.3% – 6 seats (Martin Bursík, Kateřina Jacques, Věra Jakubková, Ondřej Liška, Přemysl Rabas and Olga Zubová)
- 2006 Senate: no seats
- 2008 Senate: no seats
- 2009 European Parliament: 2,0% – no seats
- 2010 Chamber of Deputies: 2.4% – no seats
- 2010 Senate: no seats
- 2012 Senate: 1 seat separately (Eliška Wagnerová) and 1 seat together with Pirates and Christian Democrats (Libor Michálek)
- 2013 Chamber of Deputies: 3.2% – no seats
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