Chamber of deputies of the czech republic

Chamber of Deputies
of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Poslanecká sněmovna
Parlamentu České republiky
Type
Type Lower house
Structure
Seats 200
Political groups
  •      ČSSD (50 seats)
  •      ANO (47 seats)
  •      KSČM (33 seats)
  •      TOP 09 (26 seats)
  •      ODS (16 seats)
  •      UPD (14 seats)
  •      KDU-ČSL (14 seats)
Elections
Voting system Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election 25–26 October 2013
Meeting place
Palaces in Malá Strana, Prague
Website
www.psp.cz

The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (Czech: Poslanecká sněmovna Parlamentu České republiky) is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of the Czech Republic. The seat of the Chamber of Deputies is situated in palaces in Malá Strana, Prague.

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.

Electability and mandate

Every citizen of the Czech Republic aged at least 21 who has the right to vote 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]

Past elections

Members

  • List of members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, 1996–1998
  • List of members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, 1998–2002
  • List of members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, 2002–2006
  • List of members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, 2006–2010
  • List of current members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic

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

External links

  • Official website of the Chamber of Deputies (Czech)

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

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