2001 Civic Democratic Party leadership election

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  1999 4 November 2001 2002  
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Candidate Václav Klaus
Electoral vote242
Percentage92.0%

Leader of ODS before election

Václav Klaus

Elected Leader of ODS

Václav Klaus

A leadership election was held for the Civic Democratic Party in the Czech Republic prior to the 2002 parliamentary elections. The election was considered a part of preparations for the parliamentary elections and saw incumbent leader Václav Klaus run unopposed. [1] Klaus was re-elected with 242 of the 263 votes, [2] after which he promised that he would resign if the ODS failed to win the parliamentary elections. [3] The party was subsequently defeated by the Czech Social Democratic Party in the elections and Klaus resigned, leading to another leadership election in 2002.

Results

CandidateVotes%
Václav Klaus 24292.01
Against217.99
Total263100

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References

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  2. "Volba předsedy ODS v historii: jednoznačná záležitost". Nova.cz (in Czech). 20 June 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
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