2014 European Parliament election in the Czech Republic

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2014 European Parliament election in the Czech Republic
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
  2009 23–24 May 2014 2019  

21 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout18.2% Decrease2.svg 10.02 pp
 First partySecond partyThird party
  Pavel Telicka.jpg Ludek Niedermayer.jpg Jan Keller.jpg
Leader Pavel Telička Luděk Niedermayer Jan Keller
Party ANO TOP 09 ČSSD
Alliance ALDE EPP PES
Seats beforenew07
Seats won444
Seat change4 Increase2.svg4 Increase2.svg3Decrease2.svg
Popular vote244,501241,747214,800
Percentage16.13%15.95%14.17%
Swingnew13.67%Increase2.svg8.21%Decrease2.svg

 Fourth partyFifth partySixth party
  Katerina Konecna.jpg Pavel Svoboda 2010.JPG JanZahradil.jpg
Leader Kateřina Konečná Pavel Svoboda Jan Zahradil
Party KSČM KDU-ČSL ODS
Alliance GUE/NGL EPP AECR
Seats before429
Seats won332
Seat change1 Decrease2.svg1 Increase2.svg7 Decrease2.svg
Popular vote166,478150,792116,398
Percentage10.98%9.95%7.67%
Swing3.20% Decrease2.svg2.31% Increase2.svg23.33% Decrease2.svg

 Seventh party
  Petr Mach (14001188144).jpeg
Leader Petr Mach
Party Svobodní
Alliance ADDE
Seats beforenew
Seats won1
Seat change1 Increase2.svg
Popular vote79,540
Percentage5.24%
Swingnew
Results by district: ANO 2011 (blue), TOP 09 and STAN (purple), CSSD (orange), KDU-CSL (yellow) and KSCM (red) Evropsky parlament 2014.png
Results by district: ANO 2011 (blue), TOP 09 and STAN (purple), ČSSD (orange), KDU-ČSL (yellow) and KSČM (red)

The Czech Republic component of the 2014 European Parliament election was held on 23 and 24 May 2014. In total, 21 Members of the European Parliament were elected using proportional representation (single district D'Hondt with a 5% threshold).

Contents

ANO won the election closely followed by the coalition of TOP 09 and STAN, themselves closely followed by ČSSD. A total of 7 parties gained seats, including the non-parliamentary Party of Free Citizens. [1] Election turnout was 18.2%, the second lowest of all participating countries after Slovakia. [2]

Results

European Parliament 2014 Czech result.svg
Party Europarty Votes%+/–Seats+/–
ANO 2011 (ANO) ALDE 244,50116.13New4New
TOP 09
STAN
EPP 241,74715.95New3New
+13.671+1
Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) PES 214,80014.17−8.214−3
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) PEL166,47810.98−3.203−1
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-ČSL) EPP 150,7929.95+2.313+1
Civic Democratic Party (ODS) AECR 116,3987.67−23.782−7
Party of Free Citizens (Svobodní) ADDE 79,5405.24+3.981+1
Czech Pirate Party (Piráti)None72,5144.78New00
Green Party (SZ) EGP 57,2403.77+1.7100
Dawn of Direct Democracy (Úsvit)None47,3063.12New0New
Party of Common Sense (Rozumní)None24,7241.63−2.630New
Communist Party of Czechoslovakia None8,5490.56New0New
Right Bloc None8,0280.52−0.4800
SNK European Democrats None7,9610.52−1.1400
DSSSSPE None7,9020.52−0.5600
Liberal-Environmental Party None7,5140.49New0New
No To Brussels - National Democracy None7,1090.46New0New
LEV 21 None7,0990.46New0New
Public Affairs None6,9890.46−1.9400
Moravané EFA 6,6140.43+0.0400
VIZE 2014 None3,6980.24New0New
Civic Conservative Party None3,4810.22New0New
Labour Party – Disgruntled CitizensNone2,8990.19New0New
Czech Party of RegionsNone2,5350.16New0New
Koruna česká None2,4340.16−0.0300
Club of Committed Non-Party Members None2,3790.15New0New
RepublicNone2,2400.14New0New
Czech Sovereignty None2,0860.13New0New
Hnutí Sociálne SlabýchNone1,6850.11New0New
Citizens 2011 None1,2990.08New0New
The Assets of Independent CitizensNone1,2420.08New0New
Roma Democratic PartyNone1,1850.07New0New
Republican Party of Bohemia, Moravia and SilesiaNone1,1000.07New0New
Fair Play – HNPDNone1,1000.07−0.2200
Antibursík – stop ekoteroru!None7610.05New0New
The Party of Equal OpportunitiesNone6400.04New0New
Evropani.czNone6310.04New0New
Czech National Social Party None5020.03=00
Total-1,527,36710021-1
Registered voters/turnout-8,395,13218.20
Source: [1]

† observer

European groups

European groupSeats 2009Seats 2014Change
European Conservatives and Reformists ECR927 Decrease2.svg
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats S&D743 Decrease2.svg
European United Left–Nordic Green Left EUL-NGL431 Decrease2.svg
European People's Party EPP275 Increase2.svg
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe ALDE044 Increase2.svg
Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy EFDD011 Increase2.svg
21

Elected

The seats were given out within the parties to the candidates who received the preference votes, if number of preference votes exceeds 5% of votes for party (highlighted by bold), otherwise to the candidates by its order on party candidate list. 8 of 21 elected candidates are non-partisans (4 elected for ANO, 3 for TOP 09 and STAN and 1 for ČSSD).

ANO
  1. Pavel Telička50,784 votes
  2. Petr Ježek – 5,301 votes
  3. Dita Charanzová – 8 356 votes
  4. Martina Dlabajová – 4,789 votes
TOP 09 and STAN
  1. Jiří Pospíšil77,724 votes
  2. Luděk Niedermayer37,171 votes
  3. Jaromír Štětina18,951 votes
  4. Stanislav Polčák – 11,997 votes
ČSSD
  1. Jan Keller57,812 votes
  2. Olga Sehnalová10,955 votes
  3. Pavel Poc – 3,818 votes
  4. Miroslav Poche – 3,692 votes
KSČM
  1. Kateřina Konečná28,154 votes
  2. Miloslav Ransdorf14 384 votes
  3. Jiří Maštálka11,525 votes
KDU-ČSL
  1. Michaela Šojdrová22,220 votes
  2. Pavel Svoboda21,746 votes
  3. Tomáš Zdechovský – 5,063 votes
ODS
  1. Jan Zahradil19,892 votes
  2. Evžen Tošenovský16,514 votes
Svobodní
  1. Petr Mach13,211 votes

Campaign finances

Party ČSSD ANO TOP 09 ODS KSČM SZ ÚSVIT KDU-ČSL
Money spent [3] 25,000,000 Kč18,500,000 Kč10,000,000 Kč10,000,000 Kč8,000,000 Kč7,000,000 Kč5,500,000 Kč5,000,000 Kč

Opinion polls

DatePolling Firm ANO ČSSD KSČM TOP 09 ODS ÚSVIT KDU-ČSL SZ PIRÁTI SVOBODNÍ OthersTurnout
23–24 MayElection16.114.211.016.07.73.110.03.84.85.218.2
24 May iDnes 15.517.011.018.09.52.09.54.53.54.5
Exit polls
9–13 MayData Collect [4] 20.112.512.214.27.27.74.64.94.34.77.6
5–12 May CVVM 25.023.011.08.06.01.06.02.02.02.035.0
14–21 Apr STEM 24.718.511.910.77.42.06.72.01.92.611.6
12–15 Apr Data Collect 22.214.111.19.67.68.93.82.93.44.811.632.4
8–13 Apr Sanep 23.220.114.58.25.43.25.22.93.2n/a14.127.4

Threshold complaint

Green Party and Pirate Party narrowly failed to reach 5% threshold. Both parties decided to deliver a complaint to Supreme Administrative Court. They were inspired by Germany, where the threshold was abolished. [5] The court did not decide about the complaint and sent it to the Constitutional Court. [6] Constitutional Court rejected the complaint on 1 June 2015. According to the court, abolishing the threshold would lead to less effective European Parliament as it would be fragmented too much. [7]

If the threshold was abolished for 2014 elections Green Party and Pirate Party would get 1 MEP. Social Democrats and Christian Democrats would have 1 MEP less on the other hand. [8]

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