Czechia

Senate

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parlament (Parliament)
Chamber name
Senat (Senate)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
6

Notes: Parliamentary term: 6 years; one-third of the membership is renewed every two years

Frequency of renewal (years)
2

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1921 to 1949
from 1955
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Senate
Speaker
Miloš Vystrčil (Male)
Date of birth: 10 Aug 1960
Term
19 Feb 2020
Additional information

Elected on 19 Feb. 2020, re-elected on 11 Nov. 2020 and on 2 Nov. 2022.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Radek Jiránek (Male)
Term
01 Apr 2023
Notes

Appointed on 1 April 2023.

Members

Statutory number of members
81
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
81
Current number of members
81
Men
66
Women
15
Percentage of women
18.5%
Statutory number of members per country 
281
Population (in thousands)
10,511
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
37,406

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
59.0
(2022-11)
Youngest member
Jan Paparega (Male)
Youngest member (years)
41
Oldest member
Jan Pirk (Male)
Oldest member (years)
74
Number of members, by age (2022-11)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 0 0 5 9 26 20 6 0 0 66
Female 0 0 0 1 0 7 7 0 0 0 15
Totals per age interval 0 0 0 6 9 33 27 6 0 0 81
Total <= 45: 6 Total >= 46: 75
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
0.0% 0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
7.4% 6% 1.2%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Voluntary political party quotas

Sources: Individual party statues.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No