Czech legislative election, 2017

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Czech legislative election, 2017
Czech Republic
2013 ←
On or before October 2017 → 2021

All 200 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
101 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
  First party Second party Third party
  B Sobotka 2015 Praha.JPG Babis portrait.jpg Vojtěch Filip 2013 (cropped).JPG
Leader Bohuslav Sobotka Andrej Babiš Vojtěch Filip
Party ČSSD ANO KSČM
Leader since 29 May 2010 1 August 2012 1 October 2005
Leader's seat South Moravia Prague South Bohemia
Last election 50 seats, 20.45% 47 seats, 18.65% 33 seats, 14.91%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  KalousekM.jpg Petr Fiala.jpg Portrait gray.png
Leader Miroslav Kalousek Petr Fiala Miroslav Lidinský
Party TOP 09 ODS Dawn
Leader since 29 November 2015 18 January 2014 8th August 2015
Leader's seat Central Bohemia South Moravia Central Bohemia
Last election 26 seats, 11.99% 16 seats, 7.72% 14 seats, 6.88%

  Seventh party
  Belobradek (cropped).jpg
Leader Pavel Bělobrádek
Party KDU–ČSL
Leader since 20 November 2010
Leader's seat Hradec Králové
Last election 14 seats, 6.78%

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Prime Minister before election

Bohuslav Sobotka
ČSSD

Elected Prime Minister

TBD

The next Czech legislative elections are expected to be held in October 2017.[1][2] All 200 members of the Chamber of Deputies will be elected and the leader of the resultant government will become the Prime Minister.

Background[edit]

The Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), which emerged as the largest party in the 2013 elections, negotiated with ANO 2011 (ANO) and the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU–ČSL) to form a government.[3] The three parties reached an agreement on December 21 2013, and officially signed a coalition pact on January 6 2014.[4][5] Bohuslav Sobotka became prime minister, and Andrej Babiš became finance minister.[5]

Electoral system[edit]

The 200 members of the Chamber of Deputies are elected from 14 multi-member constituencies using open list proportional representation, in which they can give preferential votes for up to four candidates on their chosen list. Seats are allocated using the d'Hondt method, with an electoral threshold of single 5% for parties, 10% for two-party alliances, 15% for three-party alliances and 20% for alliances of four or more parties. Candidates who receive preferential votes from more than 5% of voters are moved to the top of their list, and in cases where more than one candidate receives over 5% of the preferential votes, they are ranked in order of votes received.[6]

Opinion polls[edit]

Date Polling Firm ČSSD ANO KSČM TOP 09 ODS ÚSVIT KDU-ČSL SZ PIRÁTI SVOBODNÍ SPD Others Turnout
11 - 17 Aug Sanep 19.1 23.9 13.4 6.1 11.2 1.4 6.3 N/A 4.2 4.7 4.7 5.0 54.1
4 Jul - 4 Aug Median 21.0 25.5 15.0 8.5 8.5 2.0 6.0 3.0 3.5 2.5 2.0 2.5 78.5
23-29 Jul TNS Aisa 16.0 28.5 10.5 6.5 10.0 2.5 7.0 4.5 2.0 2.0 3.5 7.0
7-12 Jul Sanep 21.2 22.8 13.6 6.0 11.1 1.4 6.3 N/A 4.0 4.6 4.9 4.1 53.8
13-21 Jun STEM 18.4 29.1 13.6 5.8 7.1 1.6 6.5 2.5 4.7 2.4 4.5 3.7 57.0
3–20 Jun CVVM 24.5 23.5 16.0 7.0 7.0 1.5 9.0 2.5 2.5 N/A 4.0 2.5 59.0
5 May–7 Jun Median 22.0 25.5 14.0 8.5 8.5 2.5 7.0 3.5 2.5 1.5 2.0 2.5 59.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Šídlo, Jindřich (4 January 2016). "Čechům začíná nejdelší volební maraton v historii. Vyberou si novou vládu i prezidenta". Hospodářské Noviny (in Czech). Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Pergler, Tomáš (23 January 2016). "Blokování EET? Opozice může nechtěně nahrát Babišovi - Echo24.cz". Echo24 (in Czech). Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "President asks ČSSD leader to form new government (in English)". Prague Daily Monitor. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Coalition gov't pact to be signed 6 January (in English)". Prague Daily Monitor. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Czech parties seal deal on centre-left coalition government (in English)". Radio Prague. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Electoral system IPU