Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic

The Chamber of Deputies, officially the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (Czech: Poslanecká sněmovna Parlamentu České republiky), is the lower house of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. The seat of the Chamber of Deputies is Thun-Hohenstein Palace in Malá Strana, Prague.

Chamber of Deputies
of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Poslanecká sněmovna
Parlamentu České republiky
8th Legislature
Type
Type
History
Founded1 January 1993
New session started
20 November 2017
Leadership
Radek Vondráček, ANO
since 22 November 2017
Deputy Speakers
Structure
Seats200
Political groups
Government (93)

Supported by (15)

Opposition (92)

Length of term
Four years
Elections
Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
20–21 October 2017
Next election
October 2021 or earlier
Meeting place
Thun Palace, Malá Strana, Prague
Website
www.psp.cz
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The members of the 200-seat house serve for four-year terms and are elected using the party-list proportional representation system. Since 2002, there are 14 constituencies matching the Czech regions and the D'Hondt method has been applied.

The Government is primarily responsible to the Chamber of Deputies and the Prime Minister stays in office only as long as he or she retains the support of a majority of its members.

Electability and mandate

Every citizen of the Czech Republic who has the right to vote and is over 21 years old is eligible to be elected. The Deputy may not hold the office of the Senator, the President of the Czech Republic or judge, which also applies to certain positions specified by law. The office of the Deputy expires once:

(1) a Deputy-elect refuses to take the oath or takes it with reservation
(2) the tenure expires
(3) the Deputy resigns from the office
(4) the Deputy loses eligibility to be elected
(5) the Chamber is dissolved
(6) the Deputy takes up an office incompatible with serving as the Deputy.[1]

Election results

20–21 October 2017200 seatsBabiš II
Babiš I
ANO
(government)
ODSPirátiSPDKSČM (Given support)ČSSD
(coalition)
KDU-ČSLTOP 09STAN
78 / 200
29.64%
31 (+10.98%)
25 / 200
11.32%
9 (+3.59%)
22 / 200
10.79%
(new)
22 / 200
10.64%
(new)
15 / 200
7.76%
18 (−7.15%)
15 / 200
7.27%
35 (−13.09%)
10 / 200
5.80%
4 (−0.98%)
7 / 200
5.31%
19 (−6.69%)
6 / 200
5.18%
(new)
25–26 October 2013200 seatsSobotkaČSSD
(government)
ANO
(coalition)
KSČMTOP 09ODSÚsvitKDU-ČSL
(coalition)
 
50 / 200
20.46%
6 (−1.62%)
47 / 200
18.66%
(new)
33 / 200
14.91%
7 (+3.64%)
26 / 200
12.00%
15 (−4.70%)
16 / 200
7.73%
37 (−12.50%)
14 / 200
6.89%
(new)
14 / 200
6.78%
(returning)
28–29 May 2010200 seatsNečas
Rusnok
ČSSDODS
(government)
TOP 09
(coalition)
KSČMVV
(coalition)
 
56 / 200
22.08%
18 (−10.24%)
53 / 200
20.22%
28 (−15.16%)
41 / 200
16.70%
(new)
26 / 200
11.27%
0 (−1.54%)
24 / 200
10.88%
(new)
2–3 June 2006200 seatsTopolánek I
Topolánek II
Fischer
ODS
(government)
ČSSDKSČMKDU-ČSL
(coalition)
SZ
(coalition)
 
81 / 200
35.38%
23 (+10.91%)
74 / 200
32.32%
4 (+2.12%)
26 / 200
12.81%
15 (−5.7%)
13 / 200
7.23%
9 (−7.04%)
6 / 200
6.29%
(new)
14–15 June 2002200 seatsŠpidla
Gross
Paroubek
ČSSD
(government)
ODSKSČMKDU-ČSL
US-DEU
(coalition)
 
70 / 200
30.20%
4 (−2.11%)
58 / 200
24.47%
5 (−3.27%)
41 / 200
18.51%
17 (+7.48%)
31 / 200
14.27%
11 (+5.28%)
19–20 June 1998200 seatsZemanČSSD
(government)
ODS (Given support)KSČMKDU-ČSLUS-DEU 
74 / 200
32.31%
13 (+5.87%)
63 / 200
27.74%
5 (−1.88%)
24 / 200
11.03%
2 (+0.7%)
20 / 200
8.99%
2 (+0.91%)
19 / 200
8.60%
(new)
31 May
and
1 June 1996
200 seatsKlaus II
Tošovský
ODS
(government)
ČSSDKSČMKDU-ČSL
(coalition)
SPR-RSČODA
(coalition)
 
68 / 200
29.62%
8 (−0.11%)
61 / 200
26.44%
45 (+19.91%)
22 / 200
10.33%
13 (−3.72%)
18 / 200
8.08%
3 (1.8%)
18 / 200
8.01%
4 (+2.03%)
13 / 200
6.36%
1 (+0.43%)

As part of democratic Czechoslovakia (Called Czech National Council back then)

5–6 June 1992200 seatsKlaus IODS–KDS
(government)
KSČMČSSDLSUKDU–ČSL
(coalition)
SPR–RSČODA
(coalition)
HSD-SMS
76 / 200
29.73%
(new)
35 / 200
14.05%
2 (+0.81%)
16 / 200
6.53%
(new)
16 / 200
6.52%
(new)
15 / 200
6.28%
5 (−2.14%)
14 / 200
5.98%
(new)
14 / 200
5.93%
(new)
14 / 200
5.87%
9
8–9 June 1990200 seatsPithartOF
(government)
KSČHSD-SMS
(coalition)
KDU
(coalition)
 
124 / 200
49.50%
33 / 200
13.24%
23 / 200
10.03%
20 / 200
8.42%

Members

  • List of members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, 1996–1998
  • List of members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, 1998–2002
  • List of members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, 2002–2006
  • List of members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, 2006–2010
  • List of members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, 2010–2013
  • List of members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, 2013–2017
  • List of current members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic

Further reading

  • Kolář, Petr, and Petr Valenta. The Parliament of the Czech Republic – the Chamber of Deputies. Prague : Published for the Office of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic by Ivan Král, 2009. ISBN 978-80-87324-01-1

See also

Notes

    References

    1. "Constitution of the Czech Republic". Office of the President of the Republic. Retrieved 27 June 2010.

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