List of political parties in the Czech Republic

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This is a list of political parties in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has a multi-party system. Due to the electoral system used, a limited number of parties are successful in each parliamentary election.

Parliamentary parties[edit]

There are currently nine parties in the Chamber of DeputiesANO 2011, the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), the Czech Pirate Party (Pirates), Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), the Communist Party (KSČM), the Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-ČSL), TOP 09 and Mayors and Independents (STAN). All except SPD also have seats in the Senate, as do the Green Party (SZ), Severočeši.cz (S.cz), the Party of Civic Rights (SPO), Freeholder Party of the Czech Republic (SsČR) and the Ostravak political movement. The other parliamentary party is the Party of Free Citizens, which has one MP in the European Parliament.

Three parties – ČSSD, ODS, and KSČM – have had members elected to every Parliament since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. The current government is composed of ČSSD, ANO 2011 and KDU-ČSL.

The next legislative election will be held no later than 2021.

Logo Party Representation European affiliation Comments
Chamber Senate Regions EP
ANO Logo.svg ANO
ANO 2011
ANO 78 4 176 3 ALDE Centrist and populist political party led by Andrej Babiš, the second richest man in the Czech republic.
Logo of ODS (2015).svg Civic Democratic Party
Občanská demokratická strana
ODS 25 15 76 2 AECR Right-wing Liberal conservative, Eurosceptic party founded by the former Czech President Václav Klaus. Its leader is Petr Fiala.
Logo Pirátů.svg Czech Pirate Party
Česká pirátská strana
Piráti 22 1 5 0 PPEU Pirate Party led by Ivan Bartoš.
SPD text logo.svg Freedom and Direct Democracy
Svoboda a přímá demokracie
SPD 22 0 34 0 MENF Eurosceptic political party that advocates direct democracy and opposition to immigration. Founded by Tomio Okamura, former leader of Dawn.
KSČM text logo.svg Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy
KSČM 15 1 86 3 EL (observer) Left-wing to far-left party, which is the successor to the former ruling Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. It has not been part of any government coalition since the advent of democracy in the Czech Republic.
CSSD Teillogo.svg Czech Social Democratic Party
Česká strana sociálně demokratická
ČSSD 15 35 125 4 PES Centre-left social democratic party. The leader is Jan Hamáček.
KDU-CSL Logo 2012.svg Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party
Křesťanská a demokratická unie – Československá strana lidová
KDU-ČSL 10 10 55 3 EPP Christian democratic party, traditionally strong in South Moravia. KDU-ČSL left the chamber of deputies in 2010, after 91 years of continuous presence. It returned in the legislative election of 2013 and joined the governing coalition.
TOP 09 logo.svg TOP 09
TOP 09
TOP 09 7 1 12 3 EPP Liberal conservative, pro-European and fiscally conservative political party. The primary agenda of TOP 09 is cutting the budget deficit. The leader of TOP 09 is Jiří Pospíšil.
STANlogoNoveWiki.png Mayors and Independents
Starostové a nezávislí
STAN 6 11 38 1 - Party focusing on localism and promoting powers for municipalities. Led by Petr Gazdík.
Svobodní.svg Party of Free Citizens
Strana svobodných občanů
Svobodní 0 0 2 1 ADDE Right-wing, libertarian and Eurosceptic political party.
Logo of the Green Party (Czech Republic).svg
Green Party
Strana zelených
Zelení 0 4 9 0 EGP Centre-left, green political party.
Severočeši.cz
Severočeši.cz
S.cz 0 2 0 0 - Cross-spectrum regional party from northern Bohemia.
SPOZ Logo.svg Party of Civic Rights
Strana Práv Občanů
SPO 0 2 16 0 - Centre-left (social democratic) party connected with Czech President Miloš Zeman.

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Non-parliamentary parties[edit]

Defunct parties[edit]

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