Senate elections were held in the Czech Republic on 17 and 18 October 2008, with a second round on 24 and 25 October 2008,electing one-third of the members of the Senate. A total of 200 candidates contested the 27 seats, and more than two-thirds of the incumbents ran for another term – only seven retired.
Governing parties (ODS and KDU-CSL; the Greens had no open seats) suffered massive losses – only 3 candidates (all ODS) were elected. The Opposition Czech Social Democratic Party won the election with 23 out of the 27 seats contested. The Civic Democratic Party lost its majority in the Senate (which was used to delay ratification of the Lisbon Treaty in the Czech Republic).
|Nominating party||First round||Second round||Seats|
|Czech Social Democratic Party||347,759||33.20||1||459,829||55.92||22||23||6||29|
|Civic Democratic Party||252,827||24.14||0||266,731||32.44||3||3||32||35|
|Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia||147,186||14.05||0||20,900||2.54||1||1||2||3|
|SNK European Democrats||39,995||3.82||0||24,974||3.04||0||0||2||2|
|Party for the Open Society||14,848||1.42||0||0||1||1|
|Freedom Union – Democratic Union||12,016||1.15||0||0||1||1|
|Bloc Against Islamisation – Home Defence||10,545||1.01||0||0||0||0|
|Liberal Reform Party||9,063||0.87||0||0||0||0|
|Independent Mayors for the Region||7,881||0.75||0||0||1||1|
|Club of Committed Non-Party Members||4,896||0.47||0||0||0||0|
|Party of Common Sense||3,607||0.34||0||0||0||0|
|Czech National Socialist Party||3,289||0.31||0||0||0||0|
|Fair Play – HNPD||1,866||0.18||0||0||0||0|
|Mayors and Personalities for Moravia||973||0.09||0||0||0||0|
|Civic Self-Defence Party||934||0.09||0||0||0||0|
|Head Up – Electoral Bloc||885||0.08||0||0||0||0|
|Source: Volby, IPU|
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