Party of Civic Rights

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Party of Civic Rights
Strana Práv Občanů
Leader Lubomír Nečas
Founded October 2009
Membership (2016) 2,500[1]
Ideology Social democracy[2]
Direct democracy[2]
Left-wing populism[3]
Anti-immigration[4]
Political position Centre-left[5][6][2]
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 200
Senate
1 / 81
European Parliament
0 / 22
Regional councils
16 / 675
Governors of the regions
0 / 13
Regional coalitions
1 / 13
Local councils
100 / 62,178
Website
www.stranaprav.cz

The Party of Civic Rights – Zeman's people (Czech: Strana Práv Občanů - Zemanovci, SPOZ), also known as Zemanovci, formerly Party of Civic Rights (Czech: Strana Práv Občanů, SPO) is a political party in the Czech Republic founded in October 2009 by Miloš Zeman, former Prime Minister and former leader of the Czech Social Democratic Party.[7] Zeman was elected President of the Czech Republic in the second round of the 2013 presidential election.

In Spring 2014, Senator Jan Veleba, elected as an independent candidate in 2012, joined the Party of Civic Rights and became its chairman.[citation needed] In Senate elections in October 2014, František Čuba, an infamous "businessman" from the communist era, was elected as the party's second Senator.[8]

In the 2016 regional elections, the SPO participated in a coalition with Okamura's Freedom and Direct Democracy party and won 16 seats.

Chairman[edit]

Person Period
1. Miloš Zeman
Honorary chairman (13 November 2010 - present)
6 March 2010 – 29 May 2010
Vladimír Hönig
(Vice-chairman)
29 May 2010 - 13 November 2010
2. Vratislav Mynář 13. November 2010 – 23 March 2013
3. Zdeněk Štengl 23 March 2013 – 29 March 2014
4. Jan Veleba 29 March 2014 – 28 March 2018
5. Lubomír Nečas 28 March 2018 – present

Election results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Year Leader Vote Vote % Seats Place
2010 Miloš Zeman 226,527 4.33%
0 / 200
7th
2013 Zdeněk Štengl 75,113 1.51%
0 / 200
11th
2017 František Ringo Čech 18,556 0.36%
0 / 200
14th

Senate[edit]

Election First round Second round Seats
Votes % Places Votes % Places
2010 17,195 1.50 10th - - -
0 / 27
2012 10,894 1.24 8th - - -
0 / 27
2014 22,080 2.15 8th 11,971 2.53 7th
1 / 27
2016 4,568 0.52 24th - - -
0 / 27

Presidential[edit]

Election Candidate First round result Second round result
Votes %Votes Result Votes %Votes Result
2013 Miloš Zeman 1,245,848 24.21 First place 2,717,405 54.80 Won
2018 Miloš Zeman 1,985,547 38.56 First place 2,853,390 51.37 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Místo členů nabírají některé strany registrované příznivce". Denik.cz. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Jean-Michel de Waele; Fabien Escalona; Mathieu Viera, eds. (2013). The Palgrave Handbook of Social Democracy in the European Union. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 425. ISBN 978-1-137-29380-0. 
  3. ^ "Rechtspopulistische Parteien in Tschechien. - Vile Netzwerk". Vile-netzwerk.de. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "Prague's Eastward Turn". Usnews.com. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Volby 2017 - Strana práv občanů". ceskatelevize.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "Strana práv občanů". Novinky.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "doc. Ing. František Čuba, CSc". Senat.cz. Senate of the Czech Parliament. Retrieved 25 April 2017.