2016 Czech regional elections

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2016 Czech regional elections
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  2012 7–8 October 2016 2020  

675 seats in the regional councils
13 governors
 First partySecond partyThird party
  A Babis Praha 2015.JPG B Sobotka 2015 Praha.JPG Vojtech Filip 2013 (cropped).JPG
Leader Andrej Babiš Bohuslav Sobotka Vojtěch Filip
Party ANO ČSSD KSČM
Seats won17612586
Seat changenew party80 Decrease2.svg96 Decrease2.svg
Popular vote533,061386,150267,047
Percentage21.05%15.25%10.55%
SwingN/A8.33% Decrease2.svg9.88% Decrease2.svg
Governors551

 Fourth partyFifth partySixth party
  Belobradek (cropped).jpg Praha, Narodni trida, 17 listopadu 2017, Petr Gazdik (cropped).jpg
Leader Petr Fiala Pavel Bělobrádek Petr Gazdík
Party ODS Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party STAN
Seats won766156 [n 1]
Seat change26 Decrease2.svg0 Steady2.svg18 Increase2.svg
Popular vote239,836159,610101,696
Percentage9.47%6.30%4.02%
Swing2.81% Decrease2.svg0.48% Increase2.svgin 2012 with TOP 09
Governors011

Chairman of Regional Association before election

Michal Hašek
ČSSD

Elected Chairman of Regional Association

Jana Vildumetzová
ANO

Elections to regional councils in the Czech Republic in 13 regions (except Prague) were held on 7 and 8 October 2016. [1]

Contents

In one third of constituencies, the elections were combined with Czech Senate elections. [2] Also, several municipal referendums were held, notably in Brno its Central station referendum.

Background

Czech Social Democratic Party has won previous election while its main rival Civic Democratic Party saw large loss o support finishing third. Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia finished second. [3] 2013 Czech legislative election resulted in political Earthquake as populist ANO 2011 finished second to Social Democrats while Civic Democratic Party was reduced to 5th place.

Czech Social Democratic Party was viewed as front-runner of the election while ANO 2011 was expected to finish second. Civic Democratic Party was expected to become largest right-wing party. [4] Leader of ANO 2011 Andrej Babiš stated that his party is underdog of election and that he hopes to win in 5 regions. [5] Babiš stated that he wants to break rule of Social Democrats and Communists in regions. [6]

Result

Polling station of the electoral district no. 70 in Olomouc during the regional elections and the Czech Senate elections held in the Czech Republic on 7 October 2016 2016 Czech Republic elections in Olomouc.jpg
Polling station of the electoral district no. 70 in Olomouc during the regional elections and the Czech Senate elections held in the Czech Republic on 7 October 2016
An example of the ballot for the elections. Czech Pirate Party in Plzen region Hlasovaci listek, krajske volby 2016.jpg
An example of the ballot for the elections. Czech Pirate Party in Plzeň region
PartyVotes%VotesSeats
ANO 2011 533,06121.05%176
Czech Social Democratic Party 386,15015.25%125
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 267,04710.55%86
Civic Democratic Party 239,8369.47%76
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party 159,6106.30%42
SPD-SPO 127,3285.02%32
Mayors and Independents 101,6964.02%24
Mayors for Liberec Region 40,0581.58%18
TOP 09 86,1643.4%12
Coalition for Pardubice Region23,4210.92%9
Coalition for Olomouc Region with Mayors19,2790.76%7
Coalition for Hradec Králové Region - KDU-ČSL - HDK — VpM15,9120.63%5
For South Bohemia — Mayors, HOPB and TOP 09 14,6580.58%5
Free Citizens and Freeholders 46,9481.854
TOP 09 with Mayors and Žít Brno22 9970.91%4
Mayors for South Moravia21,3860.84%4
Mayors and East Bohemians14,6490.58%4
Mayors and Patriots supported by Free Citizens and Freeholders 13,0660.52%4
South Bohemians 201210,6290.42%4
Mayors for Vysočina10,3900.41%4
Change for Liberec Region8,7440.35%4
Czech Pirate Party 44,0701.74%3
Greens and Pirates 38,9380.7%3
Movement of Independents for Harmonic Development of Municipalities and Cities4,4920.18%3
Freedom and Direct Democracy 16,7300.66%2
SPD-SPO-SNK9,0410.36%2
Pirates and Green Party + Change for Hradec Králové Region15,9120.342
Coalition for Pilsen Region - KDU-ČSL, Green Party and Independents8,1960.32%2

Jihomoravský kraj (South Moravian region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats

Moravskoslezský kraj (Moravia-Silesia region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats

Olomoucký kraj (Olomouc region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats

Zlínský kraj (Zlín region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats

Královéhradecký kraj (Hradec Králové region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats

Pardubický kraj (Pardubice region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats

Středočeský kraj (Central Bohemian region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats
ANO 2011 72,79520.7616
Mayors and Independents 64,62118.4315
Czech Social Democratic Party 48,22613.7511
Civic Democratic Party 45,75913.0510
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 35,53410.138
TOP 0922,9286.545
Others60,67617.340

Kraj Vysočina (Vysočina region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats
Czech Social Democratic Party 29,40719.3711
ANO 2011 25,87517.049
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party 20,36813.417
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 17,31111.406
Civic Democratic Party 13,8199.105
Starostové PRO VYSOČINU10,3906.844
SPD-SPO9,7286.403
Others24,89216.440
Total151,79010045
Invalid/blank votes2,480--
Registered voters/turnout413,17137.34-
Source: Volby.cz

Plzeňský kraj (Plzeň region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats
ANO 2011 34,50621.5211
Czech Social Democratic Party 27,82917.359
Civic Democratic Party 23,46114.638
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 18,56711.586
Mayors and Patriots13,0668.154
SPD-SPO8,5595.332
Coalition for Pilsen Region8,1965.112
Others14,7649.240

Jihočeský kraj (South Bohemian region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats
Czech Social Democratic Party 41,29922.5515
ANO 2011 32,34817.6712
Civic Democratic Party 23,21012.678
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 18,31710.007
For South Bohemia — Mayors, HOPB and TOP 0914,6588.005
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party 12,1476.634
JIH201210,6295.804
Others

Karlovarský kraj (Karlovy Vary region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats

Ústecký kraj (Ústí nad Labem region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats
ANO 2011 43,30823.4420
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 29,48015.8213
Czech Social Democratic Party 22,17811.9010
Civic Democratic Party 15,9098.547
SPD-SPO15,9096.075
Others122,27234.430

Liberecký kraj (Liberec region)

PartyVotes%VotesSeats
Mayors for Liberec Region 40,05832.3518
ANO 2011 21.15617.089
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia 10,0398.104
Czech Social Democratic Party 9,9618.044
Civic Democratic Party 9,8037.914
ZMĚNA8,7447.064
SPD-SPO6,4485.202
TOP 09 4,2363.420
Czech Pirate Party 4,0483.260
BpLK3,6122.920
SaS2,3801.920
Dawn - National Coalition 1,3971.120
Others1,9351.53-

Opinion Polls

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