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.


PartyFirst roundSecond roundSeats
Votes%SeatsVotes%SeatsWonNot upTotal+/–
Civic Democratic Party266,37727.690210,15639.13991928–4
Czech Social Democratic Party208,84521.710121,70022.66332023–2
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia159,12316.54031,0975.792224+2
Green Party7,8030.8100000
Czech Right3,4360.3600000
Party of Conservative Accord3,1130.320000New
Democratic Regional Party2,5850.270000New
Czech National Social Party2,3020.2400000
Democratic League9920.100000New
Communist Party of Czechoslovakia7160.070000New
Right Alternative4520.0500000
Republican Union2000.020000New
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


  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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