IFES

Sept. 23, 2022 Confirmed

Czechia

Czech Republic

Election for Senát (Czech Senate)

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At Stake in this Election:        

  • 27 members of the Senate of the Czech Republic  

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: President Miloš ZEMAN 

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Petr FIALA 

  • Assembly: Bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate (Senat) and the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecká sněmovna). 

Electoral System: 

  • The President is directly elected to a five-year term. 

  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President and is generally the leader of the majority party in the Chamber of Deputies. 

  • The 200 members of the Chamber of Deputies (Poslanecká sněmovna) are elected by proportional representation from 14 districts with a 5% threshold. They are elected to four-year terms. 

  • The 81 members of the Senate (Senat) are elected through a two-round system when the two most successful candidates from the first round face each other again in the second round usually a week later. They are elected to six-year terms with a third of the members being elected every two years.  

Main Parties in this Election:  

  • Mayors and Independents / Starostové a nezávislí (STAN) 

  • Leader: Vít RAKUŠAN 

  • Seats won in last election: 10 

  • Civic Democratic Party / Občanská demokratická strana (ODS) 

  • Leader: Petr FIALA 

  • Seats won in last election: 5 

  • KDU-ČSL / Křesťanská a demokratická unie – Československá strana lidová 

  • Leader: Marian JUREČKA 

  • Seats won in last election: 3 

  • TOP 09 / Tradice Odpovědnost Prosperita 

  • Leader: Markéta PEKAROVÁ ADAMOVÁ 

  • Seats won in last election: 2 

  • Senátor 21 

  • Leader: Václav LÁSKA 

  • Seats won in last election: 2 

  • Action of Dissatisfied Citizens / Akce nespokojených občanů (ANO) 

  • Leader: Andrej BABIŠ 

  • Seats won in last election: 1 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 10,705,384 (2022 est.)1 

  • Registered Voters: 8,275,752 (2021)

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 5,433,211 (2022 est.)

  • Is the Czech Republic a signatory to CEDAW: No 

  • Has the Czech Republic ratified CEDAW: Yes (Succession) (22 Feb 1993)

  • Gender Quota: None 

  • Number of Female Legislators: 51 out of 200 in Chamber of Deputies (25.5%); 12 out of 81 in Senate (14.8%)5 

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 32 at 0.8896 

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (0.0283) (2014)7 

Disability Data: 

  • Is the Czech Republic a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 Mar 2007)8 

  • Has the Czech Republic ratified CRPD: Yes (28 Sept 2009)9 

  • Population with a disability: 1,596,726 (2022 est.)10 

IFES Resources: 

 

1. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/czechia/#people-and-society

2. https://www.idea.int/data-tools/country-view/91/40

3. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/czechia/#people-and-society

4. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en 

5. https://data.ipu.org/women-ranking?month=6&year=2022

6. https://hdr.undp.org/data-center/specific-country-data#/countries/CZE

7. https://www.genderindex.org/country/czech-republic-2014-results/ 

8. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en 

9. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en 

10. http://electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/?q=czech#tab