Green Party (Czech Republic)
|Headquarters||Senovážné nám. 2, Prague|
|Youth wing||Young Greens|
|Political position||Centre-left to Left-wing|
|European affiliation||European Green Party|
|International affiliation||Global Greens|
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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.
Chamber of deputies of the Czech Republic
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- 1996 Senate: no seats
- 1998 Senate: no seats
- 2000 Senate: no seats
- 2002 Senate: no seats
- 2004 Senate: 1 seat (Jaromír Štětina)
- 2006 Senate: no seats
- 2008 Senate: no seats
- 2010 Senate: no seats
- 2012 Senate: 1 seat separately (Eliška Wagnerová) and 1 seat together with Pirates and Christian Democrats (Libor Michálek)
- 2014 Senate by-election: 1 seat (Ivana Cabrnochová) together with Social Democrats
- 2014 Senate: 3 seats together with Christian Democrats (Václav Hampl, Václav Láska, Jitka Seitlová)
- 2004 European Parliament: 3.2% – no seats
- 2009 European Parliament: 2.0% – no seats
- 2014 European Parliament: 3.8% – no seats
- Smlsal, Matěj (31 July 2013). "Zeman láká nováčky do SPOZ. Po jeho výhře se počet zájemců o členství zvedl o polovinu". Hospodářské noviny (in Czech). Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- "Levicový radikál Matěj Stropnický v čele Strany zelených. Tohle můžeme čekat, uvádí komentátor" (in Czech). 31 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
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