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Chamber of Deputies

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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
20.10.2017 to 21.10.2017
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2021
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
200
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
7,524
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
5,370
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
2,154
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
28.63%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
31

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
8,374,501
Votes Number of people who actually voted
5,094,633
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
60.84%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Like the 2013 elections (which led to a three-party coalition government, see note), no party won an outright majority in 2017. The ANO party of the Fformer Finance Minister Andrej Babiš, s' ANO party came first, taking 78 seats in the 200-member Chamber of Deputies. The Civic Democratic Party (ODS, led by Mr. Petr Fiala) came a distant second with 25 seats. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka's Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) and another party in the coalition government took 15 seats each. Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD, led by Mr. Tomio Okamura) and the Pirate Party (Pirati, led by Mr. Ivan Bartošs) entered the Chamber of Deputies for the first time, taking 22 seats each. On 31 October, Mr. Babišs announced that he would form a minority government. Other parties reportedly refused to join the coalition due to allegations that Mr. Babišs had illegally received a 2 million euro subsidy from the European Union (EU) before entering politics. Mr. Babišs denied any wrongdoing and stated that the charges were politically motivated. On 21 November, the day after the newly elected Chamber of Deputies was convened, the State prosecutor's office requested the Chamber of Deputies to lift the immunity of Mr. Babišs and ANO deputy Jaroslav Faltýynek to allow investigations into EU subsidy fraud. On 6 December, President Milošs Zeman appointed Mr. Babišs as Prime Minister. However, Mr. Babišs’s government failed to win a confidence vote and resigned on 17 January 2018, plunging the country into a deep political crisis. On 6 June, the President re-appointed Mr. Babišs as Prime Minister. On 27 June, the ANO and CSSD formed a minority government with a the backing of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM). On 12 July, the new Cabinet won a vote of confidence. Mr. Babis' minority government was sworn in on 15 December. It's the first government in Czech Republic that does not include neither CSSD nor ODS. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on tax reform and immigration, and in particular, EU quotas for taking in refugees. ANO promised to crack down on corruption, stop deeper EU integration and reject EU immigration quotas. Note: Following the 2013 elections, the CSSD, ANO and the Christian Democratic Union-Czech People's party (KDU-CSL) formed a coalition government. In May 2017, Prime Minister Sobotka announced that he would resign along with his Finance Minister Andrej Babišs, accusing him of tax evasion and other financial improprieties. In late May, President Zeman dismissed Mr. Babišs and appointed Mr. Ivan Pilný (ANO) as the new Finance Minister. The three-party coalition remained in place until the 2017 elections.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
8
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
25.81%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
39%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Yes
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
2
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
ANO, Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
ANO 78
Civic Democratic Party (ODS) 25
Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) 22
Pirate Party (Pirati) 22
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) 15
Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) 15
Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU - CSL) 10
Tradition Responsibility Prosperity 09 (TOP 09) 7
Mayors and independents (STAN) 6
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
156
Number of women elected
44
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
22%
Other notes
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: The mandate of the outgoing members expired on 26 October 2017.
Sources
Chamber of Deputies (31.10.2017, 17.07.2018) Czech Statistical Office Reuters Radio Praha France 24 Politico
Women Directly Elected
44

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
156
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
44
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
125
Notes Note on the number of first-term parliamentarians
The number indicates the number of MPs who entered the Chamber of Deputies (e.g. three first-time MPs who entered the Chamber of Deputies in 2017 have been Senators before).
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
20.10.2017
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Radek Vondracek (Male)
Political party
ANO
Date of election
22.11.2017