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Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic


Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Chamber of Deputies
of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Poslanecká sněmovna
Parlamentu České republiky
7th Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Jan HamáčekČSSD
Since 27 November 2013
1st Vice-chairman
Jaroslava Jermanová, ANO
Since 27 November 2013
Vojtěch FilipKSČM
Since 27 November 2013
Petr Gazdík, TOP09
Since 12 December 2013
Jan Bartošek, KDU-ČSL
Since 6 February 2014
Seats 200
Political groups


  •      ČSSD (50 seats)
  •      ANO (47 seats)
  •      KDU-ČSL (14 seats)


  •      KSČM (33 seats)
  •      TOP 09 (26 seats)
  •      ODS (16 seats)
  •      Dawn (8 seats)
  •      Independents (6 seats)
Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
25–26 October 2013
Next election
2017 or earlier
Meeting place
Thun Palace, Malá Strana, Prague
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Czech Republic
Political parties
Foreign relations

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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 Thun Palace 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 1
  • Past elections 2
  • Members 3
  • Further reading 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

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


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


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

External links

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

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