Spolu (Czech Republic)

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Spolu
English nameTogether
AbbreviationSPOLU
LeaderPetr Fiala[1]
Founded2020
IdeologyLiberal conservatism
Christian democracy
Political positionCentre-right
ColoursBlue
Coalition PartnersODS
KDU–ČSL
TOP 09
Chamber of Deputies
71 / 200
Senate
39 / 81
European Parliament
8 / 21
Website
https://www.spolu21.cz/

Spolu (English: Together) is a Czech centre-right political alliance formed for the 2021 legislative election, consisting of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), KDU-ČSL, and TOP 09.

History[edit]

Following the 2020 regional elections, the Civic Democratic Party, KDU-ČSL and TOP 09 began negotiations about a potential centre-right electoral alliance for the 2021 Czech legislative election.[2]

The ODS leadership agreed to form an alliance with the other parties on 25 October 2020.[3] Two days later party leaders Petr Fiala, Marian Jurečka and Markéta Adamová signed a memorandum and announced that ODS, KDU-ČSL and TOP 09 would form an electoral alliance for the next legislative election, with ODS leader Fiala as the alliance's candidate for Prime Minister.[4] On 11 November 2020, the parties agreed that ODS would nominate the leaders of the election lists in nine regions, KDU-ČSL in three regions, and TOP 09 in two regions.[5] The alliance was known by media as the Three Coalition, but on 9 December 2020 the parties announced that they will run under the name Spolu ("Together").[6]

Spolu introduced its electoral program and campaign on 9 December 2020.[7]

Composition[edit]

Name Ideology Position Leader/Leaders MPs Senators MEPs
Civic Democratic Party Liberal conservatism
Euroscepticism
Centre-right to right-wing Petr Fiala
34 / 200
22 / 81
4 / 21
KDU-ČSL Christian democracy
Social conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre to centre-right Marian Jurečka
23 / 200
12 / 81
2 / 21
TOP 09 Liberal conservatism
Christian democracy
Liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Centre-right Markéta Adamová
14 / 200
5 / 81
2 / 21

Regional leaders in the 2021 election[edit]

Region Leader[5] 2017 result
Name Party Votes Seats
Prague Markéta Adamová TOP 09 33.6%
9 / 24
Central Bohemian Jan Skopeček ODS 22.3%
7 / 26
South Bohemian Jan Bauer ODS 22.8%
4 / 13
Plzeň Martin Baxa ODS 20.4%
2 / 11
Karlovy Vary Jan Bureš ODS 14.9%
0 / 5
Ústí nad Labem Karel Krejza ODS 14.9%
1 / 13
Liberec Petr Beitl ODS 16.6%
1 / 8
Hradec Králové Ivan Adamec ODS 22.5%
2 / 11
Pardubice Pavel Svoboda TOP 09 22.0%
2 / 10
Vysočina Vít Kaňkovský KDU-ČSL 23.0%
2 / 10
South Moravian Petr Fiala ODS 25.4%
6 / 23
Olomouc Marian Jurečka KDU-ČSL 20.4%
2 / 12
Zlín Ondřej Benešík KDU-ČSL 24.0%
2 / 12
Moravian-Silesian Zbyněk Stanjura ODS 16.5%
3 / 22

Election results[edit]

Year Leader Vote Vote % Seats +/- Place Position
2021 Petr Fiala 1,493,701 27.8
71 / 200
Increase 29 1st

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Kandidát ODS, TOP 09 a KDU-ČSL na premiéra je Fiala, strany zachovají kluby". iDNES.cz. 16 December 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Námluvy pokročily. Jak se pečou koalice proti Babišovi do velkých voleb?". cnn.iprima.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Pravicové strany směřují k očekávané volební koalici. V úterý mají podepsat memorandum". Lidovky.cz (in Czech). 25 October 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  4. ^ "ODS, TOP 09 a KDU-ČSL půjdou do voleb společně. Chtějí je vyhrát". Česká televize. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Trojkoalice si rozdělila lídry. ODS 9, lidovci 3, topka 2". www.novinky.cz. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  6. ^ "ODS, KDU-ČSL a TOP 09 jdou do voleb jako koalice SPOLU. Daly 17 slibů". www.seznamzpravy.cz. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Pravicová trojkoalice ukázala předvolební kampaň. Jdeme do toho spolu, hlásí". Aktuálně.cz (in Czech). 9 December 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.