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Czech Republic (Parliamentary - lower house)
COUNTRY ELECTION TYPE DATE
Czech Republic Parliamentary June 19-20, 1998
At stake in this election:
  • Seats in the Chamber of Deputies: 200
Description of government structure:
  • The Czech Republic's bicameral legislature is composed of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.
  • The Chamber of Deputies is composed of 200 members directly elected by a system of proportional representation for four-year terms.
  • The Senate is composed of 81 members directly elected by simple majority vote for six-year terms.
Results of the electoral race:
  • Party: Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD)
    Leader: Milos ZEMAN
    Seats won in last election to the Chamber of Deputies: 61
    Seats won in this election to the Chamber of Deputies: 74

  • Party: Civic Democratic Party (ODS)
    Leader: Vaclav KLAUS
    Seats won in last election to the Chamber of Deputies: 68
    Seats won in this election to the Chamber of Deputies: 63

  • Party: Communist Party (KSCM)
    Leader: Miroslav GREBENICEK
    Seats won in last election to the Chamber of Deputies: 22
    Seats won in this election to the Chamber of Deputies: 24

  • Party: Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-CSL)
    Leader: Josef LUX
    Seats won in last election to the Chamber of Deputies: 18
    Seats won in this election to the Chamber of Deputies: 20

  • Party: Freedom Union (US)
    Leader: Jan RUML
    Seats won in last election to the Chamber of Deputies: 0
    Seats won in this election to the Chamber of Deputies: 19
When was the last election? Number of seats in last election?
  • Elections to the Chamber of Deputies last held: May 31-June 1, 1996
  • Seats decided in the last election to the Chamber of Deputies: 200
Population and number of registered voters:
  • Population: 10,298,324 (July 1997 estimate)
  • Number of registered voters: 7,990,770 (figure from 1996 election)
Of Interest:
  • The June 1998 election came two years ahead of the date on which the parliamentary mandate was scheduled to end.
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
For additional information: IFES ElectionGuide Online









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