2008 Czech regional elections

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2008 Czech regional elections
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  2004 17–18 October 2008 2012  

675 seats on 13 Regional Councils
Turnout40.3%
 First partySecond party
  Jiri Paroubek.JPG Mirek Topolanek.jpg
Leader Jiří Paroubek Mirek Topolánek
Party ČSSD ODS
Seats won280180
Popular vote1,044,719687,005
Percentage35.85%23.57%

Chairman of Regional Association before election

Evžen Tošenovský
ODS

Elected Chairman of Regional Association

Michal Hašek
ČSSD

Regional elections were held in the Czech Republic to elect the Regional Councils in 13 regions (all except Prague) on 17 and 18 October 2008. [1] The elections were won by the opposition Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), which won in every region. [2]

Czech Republic Country in Central Europe

The Czech Republic, also known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The Czech Republic has a landlocked and hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,866 square kilometers (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, with 10.6 million inhabitants. Its capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents; other major cities are Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc and Pilsen.

Czech Social Democratic Party Czech political party

The Czech Social Democratic Party is a social-democratic political party in the Czech Republic. It holds 15 seats in the Chamber of Deputies following the 2017 legislative election, losing 35 seats. The party has been led by Jan Hamáček since 2018. It has been a junior coalition party within a minority cabinet since June 2018, and was a senior coalition party from 1998 to 2006 and from 2013 to 2017.

Results

PartyVotes%Seats
Czech Social Democratic Party 1,044,71935.85280
Civic Democratic Party 687,00523.57180
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 438,02415.03114
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party 193,9116.6556
Green Party 92,0573.150
SNK European Democrats 36,7191.266
Independent Mayors for Region 35,5841.227
NorthBohemians.cz 31,9101.098
Others353,71312.14130
Total2,913,642100675

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