1998 Czech Senate election

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Senate elections for a third of chamber were held in the Czech Republic on 13 and 14 November 1998 with a second round on 20 and 21 November.[1]

The result was a victory for the Four-Coalition, which won 13 of the 27 seats up for election. The Coalition was an alliance of the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party, the Democratic Union, the Freedom Union and the Civic Democratic Alliance.[2] However, Civic Democratic Party remained the largest Senate fraction. Voter turnout was 41% in the first round and 20.3% in the second.[3]

The elections were held using the two-round system, with an absolute majority required to be elected.

Results

PartyFirst roundSecond roundSeats
Votes%SeatsVotes%SeatsWonNot upTotal+/–
Civic Democratic Party266,37727.690210,15639.13991928–4
Four-Coalition255,78526.590166,48331.0013131326+5
Czech Social Democratic Party208,84521.710121,70022.66332023–2
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia159,12316.54031,0975.792224+2
Green Party7,8030.8100000
Independents7,4150.7700000
Czech Right3,4360.3600000
Moravians3,1670.330000New
Party of Conservative Accord3,1130.320000New
Democratic Regional Party2,5850.270000New
Czech National Social Party2,3020.2400000
Coexistence1,4190.1500000
Democratic League9920.100000New
Communist Party of Czechoslovakia7160.070000New
Right Alternative4520.0500000
Republican Union2000.020000New
Independents38,3813.9907,6551.430000–1
Total962,111100.000537,091100.00272754810
Valid votes962,11187.97537,09199.12
Invalid/blank votes131,56412.034,7780.88
Total votes1,093,675100.00541,869100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,666,39841.022,665,04320.33
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Volby

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p471 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p477
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p472
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