Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic

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Chamber of Deputies
of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Poslanecká sněmovna
Parlamentu České republiky
8th Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
Founded January 1, 1993 (1993-01-01)
Preceded by Czech National Council
New session started
20 November 2017 (2017-11-20)
Leadership
Radek Vondráček, ANO
Since 22 November 2017
Vice-chairman
Vojtěch Filip, KSČM
Since 27 November 2013
Vice-chairman
Petr Gazdík, TOP09 (STAN)
Since 12 December 2013
Vice-chairman
Jan Bartošek, KDU-ČSL
Since 6 February 2014
Structure
Seats 200 members
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Political groups
Length of term
Four years
Salary 65,733 Czech crowns (+benefits)
Elections
Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
20—21 October 2017
Next election
October 2021 or earlier
Meeting place
Zasedací sál Poslanecké sněmovny.jpg
Thun Palace, Malá Strana, Prague
Website
www.psp.cz
Constitution
Constitution of the Czech Republic
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The Chamber of Deputies (Czech: Poslanecká sněmovna) is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of the Czech Republic. The seat of the Chamber of Deputies is Thun-Hohenstein Palace in Malá Strana, Prague. Officially, the full name of the chamber is: Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

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 aged at least 18 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]

Elections

20–21 October 2017 200 seats Negotiations ongoing ANO ODS Piráti SPD KSČM ČSSD KDU-ČSL TOP 09 STAN
78 / 200
29.64%
Increase31 (+10.98%)
25 / 200
11.32%
Increase9 (+3.59%)
22 / 200
10.79%
(new)
22 / 200
10.64%
(new)
15 / 200
7.76%
Decrease18 (-7.15%)
15 / 200
7.27%
Decrease35 (-13.09%)
10 / 200
5.80%
Decrease4 (-0.98%)
7 / 200
5.31%
Decrease19 (-6.69%)
6 / 200
5.18%
(new)
25–26 October 2013 200 seats Sobotka ČSSD
(government)
ANO
(coalition)
KSČM TOP 09 ODS Úsvit KDU-ČSL
(coalition)
 
50 / 200
20.46%
Decrease6 (-1.62%)
47 / 200
18.66%
(new)
33 / 200
14.91%
Increase7 (+3.64%)
26 / 200
12.00%
Decrease15 (-4.70%)
16 / 200
7.73%
Decrease37 (-12.50%)
14 / 200
6.89%
(new)
14 / 200
6.78%
(returning)
28–29 May 2010 200 seats Nečas
Rusnok
ČSSD ODS
(government)
TOP 09
(coalition)
KSČM VV
(coalition)
 
56 / 200
22.08%
Decrease18 (-10.24%)
53 / 200
20.22%
Decrease28 (-15.16%)
41 / 200
16.70%
(new)
26 / 200
11.27%
Steady0 (-1.54%)
26 / 200
10.88%
(new)
2–3 June 2006 200 seats Topolánek I
Topolánek II
Fischer
ODS
(government)
ČSSD KSČM KDU-ČSL
(coalition)
SZ
(coalition)
 
81 / 200
35.38%
Increase23 (+10.91%)
74 / 200
32.32%
Increase4 (+2.12%)
26 / 200
12.81%
Decrease15 (-5.7%)
13 / 200
7.23%
Decrease9 (-7.04%)
6 / 200
6.29%
(new)
14–15 June 2002 200 seats Špidla
Gross
Paroubek
ČSSD
(government)
ODS KSČM KDU-ČSL
US-DEU
(coalition)
 
70 / 200
30.20%
Decrease4 (-2.11%)
58 / 200
24.47%
Decrease5 (-3.27%)
41 / 200
18.51%
Increase17 (+7.48%)
31 / 200
14.27%
Increase11 (+5.28%)
19–20 June 1998 200 seats Zeman ČSSD
(government)
ODS KSČM KDU-ČSL US-DEU  
74 / 200
32.31%
Increase13 (+5.87%)
63 / 200
27.74%
Decrease5 (-1.88%)
24 / 200
11.03%
Increase2 (+0.7%)
20 / 200
8.99%
Increase2 (+0.91%)
19 / 200
8.60%
(new)
31 May
and
1 June 1996
200 seats Klaus II
Tošovský
ODS
(government)
ČSSD KSČM KDU-ČSL
(coalition)
SPR-RSČ ODA
(coalition)
 
68 / 200
29.62%
Decrease8 (-0.11%)
61 / 200
26.44%
Increase45 (+19.91%)
22 / 200
10.33%
Decrease13 (-3.72%)
18 / 200
8.08%
Increase3 (1.8%)
18 / 200
8.01%
Increase4 (+2.03%)
13 / 200
6.36%
Decrease1 (+0.43%)

As part of democratic Czechoslovakia

5–6 June 1992 200 seats Klaus I ODS–KDS
(government)
KSČM ČSSD LSU KDU–ČSL
(coalition)
SPR–RSČ ODA
(coalition)
HSD-SMS
76 / 200
29.73%
(new)
35 / 200
14.05%
Increase2 (+0.81%)
16 / 200
6.53%
(new)
16 / 200
6.52%
(new)
15 / 200
6.28%
Decrease5 (-2.14%)
14 / 200
5.98%
(new)
14 / 200
5.93%
(new)
14 / 200
5.87%
Decrease9
8–9 June 1990 200 seats Pithart OF
(government)
KSČ HSD-SMS
(coalition)
KDU
(coalition)
 
124 / 200
49.50%
33 / 200
13.24%
23 / 200
10.03%
20 / 200
8.42%

Members

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

References

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

External links

  • Official website (in Czech)
  • Official website (in English)

Coordinates: 50°05′21″N 14°24′14″E / 50.08917°N 14.40389°E / 50.08917; 14.40389

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