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Senate elections were held in the Czech Republic on 7 and 8 October 2016, with a second round on 14 and 15 of October. The first round was held alongside regional electionsand several municipal referendums, notably in a referendum in Brno on the location of the town's train station.
The governing coalition of the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), ANO 2011 and the Christian and Democratic Union (KDU-ČSL) retained a majority in the full Senate, with the KDU-ČSL making the largest gains,while the Social Democrats incurred the greatest losses, retaining only two of their twelve seats up for re-election. ANO 2011 won the first round with fourteen candidates advancing, but only three of them were elected, which was a disappointment to the party. The most successful opposition party was the centre-right Civic Democratic Party. It had 6 candidates advancing and four of them elected (including Zdeněk Nytra who ran as independent).
One third of the 81-member Senate is elected every two years, giving Senators six year terms. The seats are elected in single-member constituencies using the two-round system.
|Party||First round||Second round||Seats|
|Czech Social Democratic Party||128,830||14.62||55,622||13.12||2||23||25||–10|
|Civic Democratic Party||103,216||11.71||42,551||10.03||3||6||9||–5|
|Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia||83,741||9.50||5,737||1.35||0||1||1||0|
|Mayors and Independents||43,234||4.91||25,389||5.99||2||3||5||+1|
|Mayors for Liberec Region||18,698||2.12||16,579||3.91||1||1||2||+1|
|Dawn - National Coalition||16,078||1.82||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|Citizens Together – Independent||12,892||1.46||10,804||2.55||1||0||1||+1|
|Czech Pirate Party||7,352||0.83||–||–||0||1||1||0|
|Freedom and Direct Democracy||5,988||0.68||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|Movement for Prague 11||4,702||0.53||9,639||2.27||1||0||1||+1|
|Party of Civic Rights||4,618||0.52||–||–||0||1||1||0|
|Party of Free Citizens||4,568||0.52||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|New future for the Liberec Region||2,003||0.23||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|Independent Candidates to the Senate||1,962||0.22||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|Ústecká Citizens' Forum||1,961||0.22||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|SNK European Democrats||1,882||0.21||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|Order of Nation||1,723||0.20||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|Association of Independent Candidates 1||1,685||0.19||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|South City – Our Home||1,560||0.18||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|Czech Republic Patriots||632||0.07||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|Czechoslovak Community Party||554||0.06||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|Czech National Socialist Party||133||0.02||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|Source: Volby.cz (results), Volby.cz (turnout)|
On 10 November the results in Most District were annulled due to the illegitimacy of Alena Dernerová's candidature.A re-run of the vote was organised for 27–28 January 2017, in which Dernerová was elected in the first round. Voter turnout was only 12%.
|Alena Dernerová||United Democrats - Association of Independents||5,933||54.90|
|Jiří Šlégr||Czech Social Democratic Party||1,700||15.73|
|Josef Nétek||Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia||797||7.37|
|Roman Ziegler||ANO 2011||723||6.69|
|Jiří Biolek||Mayors and Independents||639||5.91|
|Libuše Hrdinová||Civic Democratic Party||444||4.10|
|Jiří Maria Sieber||Order of Nation||246||2.27|
|Zbyněk Vodák||TOP 09||195||1.80|
|Jiří Fiala||Common Sense Party||128||1.18|
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