List of political parties in the Czech Republic

This is a list of political parties in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has a multi-party system. Due to the electoral system used, a limited number of parties are successful in each parliamentary election.

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Parliamentary parties

There are currently nine parties in the Chamber of DeputiesANO 2011, the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), the Czech Pirate Party (Pirates), Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), the Communist Party (KSČM), the Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-ČSL), TOP 09 and Mayors and Independents (STAN). All except SPD also have seats in the Senate, as do the Green Party (SZ), Severočeš (, the Party of Civic Rights (SPO), Freeholder Party of the Czech Republic (SsČR) and the Ostravak political movement.

Three parties – ČSSD, ODS, and KSČM – have had members elected to every Parliament since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. The current government is composed of ANO 2011 and ČSSD.

The next legislative election will be held no later than 2021.

Logo Party Representation European affiliation Comments
Chamber Senate Regions EP
ANO 2011
ANO 78 6 176 6 ALDE Centrist and populist political party led by Andrej Babiš, the second richest man in the Czech republic.
Civic Democratic Party
Občanská demokratická strana
ODS 25 16 76 4 AECR Right-wing Liberal conservative, Eurosceptic party founded by the former Czech President Václav Klaus. Its leader is Petr Fiala.
Czech Pirate Party
Česká pirátská strana
Piráti 22 1 5 3 PPEU Pirate Party led by Ivan Bartoš.
Freedom and Direct Democracy
Svoboda a přímá demokracie
SPD 22 0 34 2 MENF Eurosceptic, Far-right political party that advocates direct democracy and opposition to immigration. Founded by Tomio Okamura, former leader of Dawn.
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy
KSČM 15 0 86 1 EL (observer) Left-wing to far-left party, which is the successor to the former ruling Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. It has not been part of any government coalition since the advent of democracy in the Czech Republic.
Czech Social Democratic Party
Česká strana sociálně demokratická
ČSSD 15 13 125 0 PES Centre-left social democratic party. The leader is Jan Hamáček.
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party
Křesťanská a demokratická unie – Československá strana lidová
KDU-ČSL 10 15 55 2 EPP Christian democratic party, traditionally strong in South Moravia. KDU-ČSL left the chamber of deputies in 2010, after 91 years of continuous presence. It returned in the legislative election of 2013.
TOP 09
TOP 09
TOP 09 7 3 12 2 EPP Liberal conservative, pro-European and fiscally conservative political party. The primary agenda of TOP 09 is cutting the budget deficit. The leader of TOP 09 is Jiří Pospíšil.
Mayors and Independents
Starostové a nezávislí
STAN 6 10 38 1 - Party focusing on localism and promoting powers for municipalities. Led by Petr Gazdík.
Green Party
Strana zelených
Zelení 0 2 9 0 EGP Centre-left, green political party.
Severočeš 0 1 0 0 - Cross-spectrum regional party from northern Bohemia.


Non-parliamentary parties

Defunct parties

See also


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