Senate election in 2018

In 2018, by-election took place in Constituency Nr. 39 - Trutnov and Constituency Nr. 78 - Zlín and election will take place in one third of the constituencies.

Terms of the Senate by-election in 2018

Constituency Nr. 39 - Trutnov

1 st round
- Friday, January 5th and Saturday, January 6th, 2018
(is announced by the President of the Czech Republic according to the Article 63, 1 f), Article 16 ,2 and with regard to the Article 17 ,1 of the Constitutional Act No. 1/1993 Coll., Constitution of the Czech Republic, and according to the § 1 Article 3 of the Act No. 247/1995 Coll.)
2 nd round
- Friday, January 12rd and Saturday, January 13th, 2018
(takes place on the 6th day after the 1st round according to the §76 article 1 of the Act No. 247/1995 Coll., on the Election to the Parliament of the Czech Republic)

Constituencies with election in 2018

constituency
number
capital senator in October, 2017 senator elected in 2018 election
39 Trutnov Jiří Hlavatý (BEZPP) Jan Sobotka (BEZPP)

Note: Click on the constituency number and you will get a summary of the constituency (in Czech only).

Abbreviations of political parties and movements:

BEZPP
no party affiliation

List of candidates (on CZSO’s Election Server)


Constituency Nr. 78 – Zlín

1st round
- Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th, 2018
(is announced by the President of the Czech Republic according to the Article 63, 1 f), Article 16 ,2 and with regard to the Article 17 ,1 of the Constitutional Act No. 1/1993 Coll., Constitution of the Czech Republic, and according to the § 1 Article 3 of the Act No. 247/1995 Coll.)
2st round
- Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th, 2018
(takes place on the 6th day after the 1st round according to the §76 article 1 of the Act No. 247/1995 Coll., on the Election to the Parliament of the Czech Republic)
constituency
number
capital senator in February, 2018) senator elected in 2018 election
78 Zlín František Čuba (to February 28th, 2018) (SPO) Tomáš Goláň (BEZPP)

Note: Click on the constituency number and you will get a summary of the constituency (in Czech only).

Abbreviations of political parties and movements:

BEZPP
no party affiliation
SPO
The People’s Rights Party

List of candidates (on CZSO’s Election Server)


Terms of the Senate election in 2012

1 st round
- Friday, October 5th and Saturday, 6th, 2018
(is announced by the President of the Czech Republic according to the Article 63, 1 f), Article 16 ,2 and with regard to the Article 17 ,1 of the Constitutional Act No. 1/1993 Coll., Constitution of the Czech Republic, and according to the § 1 Article 3 of the Act No. 247/1995 Coll.)
2 nd round
- Friday, October 12th and Saturday, 13th, 2018
(takes place on the 6th day after the 1st round according to the §76 article 1 of the Act No. 247/1995 Coll., on the Election to the Parliament of the Czech Republic)

Constituencies with election in 2018

constituency
number
capital senator before the election
2 Sokolov Zdeněk Berka (ČSSD; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
5 Chomutov Václav Homolka (KSČM; independent senator)
8 Rokycany Milada Emmerová (ČSSD; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
11 Domažlice Jan Látka (ČSSD; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
14 České Budějovice Jiří Šesták (HOPB; Mayors and Independents Caucus)
17 Praha 12 Tomáš Grulich (ODS; Civic Democratic Party Caucus)
20 Praha 4 Eva Syková (BEZPP; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
23 Praha 8 Daniela Filipiová (ODS; Civic Democratic Party Caucus)
26 Praha 2 Libor Michálek (BEZPP; independent senator)
29 Litoměřice Hassan Mezian (ČSSD; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
32 Teplice Jaroslav Kubera (ODS; Civic Democratic Party Caucus)
35 Jablonec nad Nisou Jaroslav Zeman (ODS; Civic Democratic Party Caucus)
38 Mladá Boleslav Jaromír Jermář (ČSSD; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
41 Benešov Luděk Jeništa (BEZPP; Mayors and Independents Caucus)
44 Chrudim Jan Veleba (BEZPP; independent senator)
47 Náchod Lubomír Franc (ČSSD; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
50 Svitavy Radko Martínek (ČSSD; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
53 Třebíč František Bublan (BEZPP; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
56 Břeclav Jan Hajda (ČSSD; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus) (died February, 2nd, 2018) Jan Hajda (ČSSD)
59 Brno-město Eliška Wagnerová (BEZPP; Caucus for Liberal Democracy - Senator 21)
62 Prostějov Božena Sekaninová (ČSSD; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
65 Šumperk Zdeněk Brož (BEZPP; Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party and Independents Caucus)
68 Opava Vladimír Plaček (ČSSD; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
71 Ostrava-město Leopold Sulovský (BEZPP; Mayors and Independents Caucus)
74 Karviná Petr Vícha (ČSSD; Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus)
77 Vsetín Jiří Čunek (KDU-ČSL; Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People’s Party Caucus)
80 Zlín Patrik Kunčar (KDU-ČSL; Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People’s Party Caucus) Tomio Okamura (BEZPP)

Note: Click on the constituency number and you will get a summary of the constituency (in Czech only).

Abbreviations of political parties and movements:

ČSSD
Czech Social Democratic Party
KDU-ČSL
Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People’s Party
KSČM
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
HOPB
Občané pro Budějovice
ODS
Civic Democratic Party
SPO
Party of Citizens' Rights - Zemanovci
BEZPP
no party affiliation

Summary according to party affiliation (before election):

Czech Social Democratic Party Caucus13
Civic Democratic Party Caucus4
Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People’s Party Caucus3
TOP 09 and Mayors Caucus3
Caucus for Liberal Democracy - Senator 211
Independent senators3
altogether27

Constitutional Act No. 1/1993 Coll., Constitution of the Czech Republic

Article 16

(2) In the Senate there shall be eighty-one Senators, who are elected to a six-year term of office. Every second year elections for one-third of the Senators shall be held.

Article 17

(1) Elections to both chambers shall be held during the period commencing thirty days prior to the expiration of each electoral term and ending on the day of its expiration.

Article 63

(1) In addition, the President of the Republic:

f) calls elections to the Assembly of Deputies and the Senate;


Act No. 247/1995 Coll., on the Election to the Parliament of the Czech Republic

§ 1 article 3

The election to the Parliament of the Czech Republic is announced by the President no later that 90 days before the election day. The decree of announcement of the election is published in the Collection of Laws. The day when the part of the Collection of Laws comprising the decree of announcement of the election is circulated is considered the day of announcement of the election.

§ 76 article 1

In case that no candidate obtains the quorum required to the election according to the § 75, the District Authority in the constituency capital arranges the 2nd round which is to take place on the 6th day after the end of voting in 1st round.

§ 80 – By-election

(1) If the mandate of a Senator is terminated during the course of his or her term of office for any reason, the President of the Czech Republic shall announce a by-election in the respective constituency where the Senator has been elected and sets the date of the election elected no later than 90 days after the Senator´s mandate has been terminated.
(2) Provisions of this Act apply to by-elections with following reservations: periods according § 1 article 3, § 14c article 1 c) and d), § 14e article 3 and § 61 article 2 e) are shortened by one third. Periods according § 14c article 1 f), § 60 article 4 and § 62 article 1 to 3 and 6 are shortened by 20 days; the period according to § 62 article 7 is shortened to 8 days.
(3) A by-election is not held during the last year of a senator’s term of office.
(4) A senator elected in by-election is elected only for the rest of the term of office of the senator whose mandate was terminated.