2019 European Parliament election in the Czech Republic

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2019 European Parliament election in the Czech Republic
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
  2014 24–25 May 2019 2024  

All 21 Czech Republic seats to the European Parliament
Turnout28.72% (Increase2.svg 10.52 p.p.)
 First partySecond partyThird party
  Dita Charanzova (2018).jpg JanZahradil.jpg Marcel Kolaja 19 January 2019.jpg
Leader Dita Charanzová Jan Zahradil Marcel Kolaja
Party ANO ODS Pirates
Alliance ALDE ECR PPEU
Last election16.1%, 4 seats7.7%, 2 seats4.8%, 0 seats
Seats before420
Seats won643
Seat changeIncrease2.svg 2Increase2.svg 2Increase2.svg 3
Popular vote502,343344,885330,844
Percentage21.18%14.54%13.95%
SwingIncrease2.svg 5.05 p.p.Increase2.svg 6.87 p.p.Increase2.svg 9.17 p.p.

 Fourth partyFifth partySixth party
  Jiri Pospisil 2018.jpg Ivan David 2019.jpg Pavel Svoboda 2010.JPG
Leader Jiří Pospíšil Ivan David Pavel Svoboda
Party TOP 09 SPD KDU-ČSL
Alliance EPP MENF EPP
Last election16.0%, 4 seatsNew party9.9%, 3 seats
Seats before303
Seats won322
Seat changeDecrease2.svg 1Increase2.svg 2Decrease2.svg 1
Popular vote276,220216,718171,723
Percentage11.65%9.14%7.24%
SwingDecrease2.svg 4.3 p.p.New partyDecrease2.svg 2.71 p.p.

 Seventh party
  MSK 3609.jpg
Leader Kateřina Konečná
Party KSČM
Alliance GUE/NGL
Last election11.0%, 3 seats
Seats before3
Seats won1
Seat changeDecrease2.svg 2
Popular vote164,624
Percentage6.94%
SwingDecrease2.svg 4.04 p.p.

The 2019 European Parliament election in the Czech Republic was held on 24 and 25 May 2019, [1] electing the 21 members of the Czech delegation to the European Parliament as part of the European elections held across the European Union. [2]

Contents

The result was a victory of the populist ruling party ANO (ALDE), with 21.18 per cent and 6 seats, 2 more seats than in 2014 election. Followed by conservative ODS (ECR), with 14.54 per cent and 4 seats, marking a notable growth in the election. The Pirate Party also made major gains. SPD (ENF) gained seats in its first European election, while KDU-ČSL (EPP), TOP 09/STAN (EPP) and KSČM (GUE/NGL) lost seats. ČSSD (S&D) did not cross 5% threshold for the first time, as well as Svobodní (EFDD).

Background

Previous election was held in 2014. ANO 2011 has won the previous election followed by TOP 09. Civic Democratic Party has suffered losses and Czech Social Democratic Party had disappointing result. [3]

Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party announced on 19 May 2018 that it will be led by MEP Pavel Svoboda during 2019 election. Christian Democrats admitted to consider joint list with TOP 09 and Mayors and Independents. [4] [5] Christian Democrats announced on 28 November 2018 the will run independently. [6]

Jan Zahradil became Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe candidate for the President of the European Commission and thus the election leader of Civic Democratic Party. [7] Zahradil launched pan-European campaign of Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe on 28 November 2018. Zahradil stated that his [8] Zahradil was confirmed as party's election leader on 10 December 2018. [9] In national election polls, which use similar system (the only difference being national candidate list compared to regional for national elections), ODS polls at second place with 14-16%, which would give them 4 MEP's.

Czech Social Democratic Party announced Pavel Poc as the leading candidate of the party on 30 November 2018. [10] Josef Středula was reportedly offered the position but refused it. [11] Poc was confirmed as electoral leader on 27 January 2019. [12]

Mayors and Independents announced on 7 December 2018 that Stanislav Polčák will be party's election leader. The party stated they negotiate with TOP 09, SNK European Democrats and Liberal-Environmental Party about joint list for the election. [13]

Czech Pirate Party launched its primaries for the election on 10 December 2018. Mikuláš Peksa expressed his intention to become electoral leader of the party and entered the primaries. [14] He was eventually defeated by Marcel Kolaja who became party's electoral leader on 19 January 2019. [15]

Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia chose Kateřina Konečná as the electoral leader on 15 December 2018. [16]

TOP 09 announced its leader Jiří Pospíšil as the electoral leader on 25 January 2019. [17]

Parties

NameMain candidateIdeology2014 resultSeats (April 2019)
Votes (%)Seats
ANO (ALDE) Dita Charanzová Conservative liberalism 16.1%
4 / 21
2 / 21
STAN & TOP 09
Mayors and Independents
TOP 09 (EPP)
Green Party (EGP)
Liberal-Environmental Party
Jiří Pospíšil Liberal conservatism 20.2%
4 / 21
3 / 21
ČSSD (PES) Pavel Poc Social democracy 14.2%
4 / 21
4 / 21
KSČM
Party of Democratic Socialism (PEL)
Communist Party of Czechoslovakia
Kateřina Konečná Communism 11.0%
3 / 21
3 / 21
KDU-ČSL (EPP)
SNK European Democrats
The Czech Crown (Monarchist Party of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia)
Conservative Party
Nonpartisans (political party)
Pavel Svoboda Christian democracy 9.9%
3 / 21
3 / 21
ODS (ACRE) Jan Zahradil Conservatism 7.7%
2 / 21
2 / 21
Svobodní (ADDE)
Happy Czechia
Vít Jedlička Libertarian conservatism 5.2%
1 / 21
1 / 21
Pirates (PPEU) Marcel Kolaja Pirate politics 4.8%
0 / 21
0 / 21
SPD (MENF) Ivan David Right-wing populism New
0 / 21
0 / 21
Right Bloc Petr Cibulka Right-wing populism 0.5%
0 / 21
0 / 21
ESO Jaromír Štětina Liberal conservatism New
0 / 21
1 / 21
SNČR František Matějka Euroscepticism New
0 / 21
0 / 21
ND
Party of Common Sense
Adam B. Bartoš Ultranationalism 0.5%
0 / 21
0 / 21
ČS
Bloc Against Islamization – Defense of the Homeland
David Rath Social patriotism 0.1%
0 / 21
0 / 21
DSSS (APF)
Clean Ústí
National Front
Tomáš Vandas Neo-Nazism 0.5%
0 / 21
0 / 21
ADS Pavel Šrámek Agrarianism New
0 / 21
0 / 21
MZH (EFA) Vladan Ševčík Autonomism New
0 / 21
0 / 21
Voice
Tábor 2020
Pavel Telička Liberalism New
0 / 21
2 / 21

Campaign

ANO 2011

Dita Charanzová was introduced as the electoral leader of ANO 2011 on 17 February 2019. [18]

The party launched its campaign on 2 May 2019. It uses the slogan "We will protect Czech strongly and without compromises." The party introduced baseball caps with the slogan "Strong Czechia" which is inspired by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Charanzová promised strong Czechia in a strong Europe, fighting against illegal migration and fighting against low quality grocery. [19] [ clarification needed ]

ANO 2011 used Gamekeepers's exhibition Natura Viva. Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Minister of Environment attended party's meeting there along with Dita Charanzová [20]

ANO 2011 concluded itc campaign on 23 May when Dita CHaranzová was doing contact campaign and handing out Doughnut to potential voters. [21]

Christian and Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-ČSL)

KDU-ČSL concluded campaign on 23 May when its candidates met with party's supporters at Anděl to sing Ode to Joy. [21]

Civic Democratic Party (ODS)

ODS election stand in Brno Brno, Ceska-Solnicni-Vesela, predvolebni stanek ODS 2019-04-30 18.05.56.jpg
ODS election stand in Brno

The Civic Democratic Party is led by Jan Zahradil. The list of candidates was announced on 21 January 2018. It includes, besides Zahradil, MEP Evžen Tošenovský, former Minister of Defense Alexandr Vondra, MP Veronika Vrecionová and others. The party is a member of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe. Zahradil is a leading candidate of the European Conservatives and Reformists group. [22] [23] The party focuses on reform of the European Union. [24]

The party introduced its election slogan "We are the Heart of Europe and we want to be heard" on 16 March 2019. [25]

ODS launched its campaign during a meeting on 2 May 2019. Zahradil stated that the party aims for a less bureaucratic and more flexible Europe. Petr Fiala, leader of ODS, stated that the party plans to support safe outer borders of the European Union, open borders within the European Union and free trade without "useless regulations". He also promised large-scale legal cleaning of European law. [26] [27]

Zahradil reacted to the campaign of ANO 2011 that was launched on 2 May 2019. He noted that ODS previously used the slogan "Strong Czechia" during the campaign for the 2017 legislative election. He also stated that ANO 2011 copied the election program of ODS. [28]

ODS released a campaign advertisement on 12 May 2019. It reminds voters of previous and current scandals of Andrej Babiš. [29]

Civic Democratic Party concluded campaign on 24 May when Jan Zahradil was doing contact campaign along with supporters of the party and was handing out leaflets to voters. [21]

Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD)

Social Democrats chose Pavel Poc as the electoral leader. The party launched its campaign on 23 April 2019. It focuses on the fight against poor-quality grocery. [30] [ clarification needed ]

Czech Pirate Party

Pirate Party election Banner Brno, Veveri, predvolebni banner Piratu 2019-05-14 19.00.33.jpg
Pirate Party election Banner

The Pirates are led by Marcel Kolaja. The party is not currently represented in the European Parliament. Kolaja stated that it could join Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group or Greens–European Free Alliance group after the election. [31] The party launched its campaign on 3 March 2019. [32]

Pirates launched their campaign on 29 April 2019 with a petition against Andrej Babiš. The party's campaign utilises the slogan "Europe needs Pirates." [33]

Pirate Party used a virtual reality workshop[ clarification needed ] during its campaign. Printed Pirate Newspapers included a hologram of Ivan Bartoš, visible when someone aims their mobile phone camera at title page of Pirate Newspapers. [34] The Pirate Party also published so-called Peksaso (named after Mikuláš Peksa) which is a pexeso whose pictures are based on the election program of the Pirates. [35]

Pirates held a meeting with voters at Havlíčkův Brod square on 19 May 2019 where they build an Election Town. There were attractions for people such as Musical performance or bouncy castle for children. Marcel Kolaja called people to vote as the election is important. [20] Pirates also decided to hold a meeting in Olomouc. One of main planned attractions were ponies as a ride for children. Electoral leader Marcel Kolaja disagreed with ponies as he viewed it as an animal abuse which resulted in a party's election whether party members want the pony even at the cost of not having Kolaja at the meeting. Pirates eventually voted they prefer Ponies. [36]

Pirates concluded campaign on 24 May when party's leader Ivan Bartoš was driving through the Prague by a bus with DJ Music. [21]

Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD)

The Freedom and Direct Democracy is running for the first time in a European parliament election. They are with Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom. The party launched its campaign on 25 April 2019. [37]

Svobodní

Svobodní launched campaign on 20 April 2019. Vít Jedlička was announced as its leader. The party is running with support of Joyful Czech Republic. The party's campaign is somewhat less Eurosceptic than in previous years. The party wants to focus on the reform of the European Union. Jedlička stated that Svobodní wants the Czech Republic to remain in the European Union and would support exit from the European Union only if reform does not occur. [38]

On 11 May 2016 Svobodní began its election campaign. Its party members and supporters started printing electoral newspapers. [39]

Svobodní decided to finance its campaign through crowdfunding on the website HitHit. Their target is 350,000 CZK. [40]

STAN and TOP 09

STAN and TOP 09 banner in Brno. Brno, namesti Svobody, predvolebni stanek Spojencu pro Evropu 2019-05-15 20.14.56.jpg
STAN and TOP 09 banner in Brno.

On 25 January 2019 was Jiří Pospíšil, leader of the TOP 09 party, announced as the electoral leader of the coalition. In addition to Jiří Pospíšil (TOP 09), the candidate list includes Stanislav Polčák (STAN), MEP Luděk Niedermayer (TOP 09), Marek Ženíšek (TOP 09) and others. All elected members of the European Parliament would be in the European People's Party group. [41]

In January 2019 TOP 09 had announced its desire to negotiate with the political movement Mayors and Independents (STAN) about a joint candidate list for the European Parliament election in 2019. [42] Mayors and Independents party itself had previously announced an agreement of a cooperation with the Green party and numerous regional subjects in the European Parliament election. [43] On 18 February 2019 both party leaders, Petr Gazdík (STAN) and Jiří Pospíšil (TOP 09), signed an agreement on cooperation in the European Parliament election. The assembled coalition was targeting European Union supporters. [44]

The party's MEP Luděk Niedermayer launched a website called My Europe to support European Union by retelling real experiences and stories of Bohemian, Moravian and Silesian citizens, who feel like European citizens at the same time. The campaign aims to inform civil society about the European Union without a political context. [45] [46]

TOP 09 and Mayors and Independents coalition made a campaign commercial inspired by the iconic film Cosy Dens. [47] The commercial quickly went viral on social networks. The campaign was aimed at pro-European voters. [47]

Debates

2019 European Parliament election in the Czech Republic debates
DateOrganisers P Present   A Absent  
ANO ODS Pirates SPD ČSSD KSČM TOP 09 STAN KDU–ČSL Hlas
15 MaySeznam zprávy [48] P
Dita Charanzová
P
Evžen Tošenovský
P
Marcel Kolaja
AP
Pavel Poc
AAAAA
21 MayAssociation for International Affairs [49] P
Dita Charanzová
P
Jan Zahradil
P
Marcel Kolaja
P
Ivan David
AP
Kateřina Konečná
AP
Stanislav Polčák
P
Pavel Svoboda
P
Pavel Telička
23 May Česká televize [50] P
Andrej Babiš
P
Petr Fiala
P
Ivan Bartoš
P
Tomio Okamura
P
Jan Hamáček
P
Vojtěch Filip
P
Jiří Pospíšil
P
Vít Rakušan
P
Marek Výborný
A
24 MayČeský rozhlas [51] P
Dita Charanzová
P
Jan Zahradil
P
Marcel Kolaja
P
Ivan David
P
Pavel Poc
P
Arťom Korjagin
P
Jiří Pospíšil
AP
Pavel Svoboda
A

Opinion polls

Vote share

DatePolling FirmTurnout ANO
ALDE
TOP 09+STAN
EPP
ČSSD
S&D
KSČM
GUE/NGL
KDU-ČSL
EPP
ODS
ECR
SVOBODNÍ
EFDD
PIRÁTI
Greens/EFA
Zelení
Greens/EFA
SPD
ENF
Voice
ALDE
Soukromníci
NI
24–25 May 2019Election result28.721.1811.653.956.947.2414.540.6513.95 [lower-alpha 1] 9.143.230.36
20 May 2019Poll Aggregation by Politico [52] 21.7410.416.256.946.2712.35N/A15.38 [lower-alpha 1] 11.14N/AN/A
29 Mar - 3 May 2019STEM/Mark [53] 20.012.06.07.06.011.0N/A16.0 [lower-alpha 1] 14.04.0N/A
16 Mar - 3 May 2019Median [54] 15.021.711.35.05.59.414.23.014.7 [lower-alpha 1] 8.8N/AN/A
20.022.610.55.45.28.314.03.114.7 [lower-alpha 1] 9.5N/AN/A
25.024.09.75.76.07.814.03.113.6 [lower-alpha 1] 9.8N/AN/A
30.025.19.35.86.37.513.43.413.5 [lower-alpha 1] 9.4N/AN/A
35.025.28.76.26.37.113.03.514.4 [lower-alpha 1] 9.1N/AN/A
30 Mar - 10 Apr 2019CVVM [55] 27.028.05.08.510.04.012.0N/A10.5 [lower-alpha 1] 5.0N/AN/A
21 Mar - 4 Apr 2019Phoenix Research [56] 24.018.26.98.76.75.315.4N/A21.2 [lower-alpha 1] 4.0N/A1.3
29 Mar 2019Poll aggregation by the European Parliament [57] [note 1] 30.48.88.89.44.118.7N/A13.5 [lower-alpha 1] 5.3N/AN/A
18 Feb 2019Poll aggregation by the European Parliament [58] [note 1] 30.53.8+3.810.88.54.814.31.314.31.36.3N/AN/A
2 - 13 Feb 2019CVVM [59] 28.026.07.57.58.03.516.0N/A11.5 [lower-alpha 1] 4.5N/AN/A
13 Dec 2018Poll aggregation by the European Parliament [60] [note 1] 32.610.06.46.95.014.01.515.00.77.5N/AN/A
24 - 25 May 20142014 Election18.216.116.014.211.010.07.75.24.83.8N/AN/AN/A

Seats

DatePolling Firm ANO
ALDE
TOP 09+STAN
EPP
ČSSD
S&D
KSČM
GUE/NGL
KDU-ČSL
EPP
ODS
ECR
SVOBODNÍ
EFDD
PIRÁTI
Greens/EFA
Zelení
Greens/EFA
SPD
ENF
30 Mar - 10 Apr 2019CVVM [61] 912204N/A2 [lower-alpha 1] 1
29 Mar 2019Poll aggregation by the European Parliament [57] [note 1] 722204N/A3 [lower-alpha 1] 1
1 Mar 2019Poll aggregation by the European Parliament [62] [note 1] 8022130401
18 Feb 2019Poll aggregation by the European Parliament [63] [note 1] 8032040301
2 - 13 Feb 2019CVVM [64] 9112050300
24 - 25 May 20142014 Election4443321000

Results

European Parliament 2019 Czech result.svg
Party EU party EP group Votes%+/–Seats+/–
ANO 2011 ALDE Renew Europe 502,34321.18+5.0562 Increase2.svg
Civic Democratic Party ACRE ECR 344,88514.54+6.8742 Increase2.svg
Czech Pirate Party PPEU Greens/EFA 330,84413.95+9.173New
TOP 09
Mayors and Independents
EPP
None
EPP Group 276,22011.65-8.5621 Decrease2.svg
10 Steady2.svg
Freedom and Direct Democracy MENF ID 216,7189.14New2New
KDU–ČSL EPP EPP Group 171,7237.24-2.7121 Decrease2.svg
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia None GUE/NGL 164,6246.94-4.0412 Decrease2.svg
Czech Social Democratic Party PES 93,6643.95-10.2204 Decrease2.svg
Hlas None56,4492.38New0New
Yes, We Will Troll the Euro-Parliament None37,0461.56New0New
Scientists for the Czech RepublicNone19,4920.82New0New
National DemocracyParty of Common Sense None18,7150.78New0New
SvobodníHappy Czechia None15,4920.65-4.5901 Decrease2.svg
Democratic Party of Greens None14,3390.60New0New
Europe Together None12,5870.59New0New
Alternative for the Czech Republic 2017 None11,7290.59New0New
Independence Party of the Czech Republic None9,6760.40New0New
Freeholder Party of the Czech Republic None8,7200.36New0New
Path of Responsible SocietyNone7,8900.33New0New
For Health and SportNone7,8680.33New0New
Moravané None6,5990.27-0.1600
Right Bloc None4,7520.20-0.3200
Workers' Party of Social Justice APF 4,3630.18-0.3400
Rally for the Republic – Republican Party of Czechoslovakia None4,2840.18New0New
Agrarian Democratic Party None4,0040.16New0New
Moravian Land Movement EFA 3,1950.13New0New
For CzechiaNone2,7600.11New0New
Czech Sovereignty None2,6090.11-0.0200
Security, Responsibility, SolidarityNone2,5830.10New0New
Club of Committed Non-Party Members None2,5800.10-0.0500
Ne-Volim.czNone2,2210.09New0New
Alliance of National Forces None1,9710.08New0New
Your CandidateNone1,6530.06New0New
Roma Democratic PartyNone1,6510.06-0.0100
National Socialists None1,3120.05-0.4100
Patriots for NeutralityNone1,2890.05New0New
First RepublicNone8440.03New0New
Are you For? Confidence Solidarity Investing for the FutureNone8360.03New0New
Conservative AlternativeNone2350.00New0New
Total2,387,37810021
Registered voters/turnout8,316,73728.72
Source: Volby

European groups

European groupSeats 2014Seats 2019Change
Renew Europe RE462 Increase2.svg
European People's Party EPP752 Decrease2.svg
European Conservatives and Reformists ECR242 Increase2.svg
The Greens–European Free Alliance Greens/EFA033 Increase2.svg
Identity and Democracy ID022 Increase2.svg
European United Left–Nordic Green Left GUE/NGL312 Decrease2.svg
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats S&D404 Decrease2.svg
Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy EFDD101 Decrease2.svg
21

Elected MEPs

Members of the
European Parliament

for the Czech Republic
Observers (2003)
Delegation (2004)
6th term (2004)
7th term (2009)
8th term (2014)
9th term (2019)
NumMEPGenderPartyEP GroupPeriodPref. Votes
1. Luděk Niedermayer MaleTOP 09EPP67,430
2. Dita Charanzová FemaleANORE53,924
3. Jan Zahradil MaleODSECR51,381
4. Hynek Blaško MaleSPDID47,505
5. Kateřina Konečná FemaleKSČMGUE/NGL38,650
6. Jiří Pospíšil MaleTOP 09EPP37,231
7. Ivan David MaleSPDID33,055
8. Martina Dlabajová FemaleANORE31,401
9. Alexandr Vondra MaleODSECR29,536
10. Evžen Tošenovský MaleODSECR25,644
11. Stanislav Polčák MaleSTANEPP25,352
12. Tomáš Zdechovský MaleKDU–ČSLEPP24,823
13. Michaela Šojdrová FemaleKDU–ČSLEPP22,649
14. Marcel Kolaja MalePirátiGreens-EFA15,398
15. Markéta Gregorová FemalePirátiGreens-EFA14,158
16. Radka Maxová FemaleANORE11,286
17. Mikuláš Peksa MalePirátiGreens-EFA9,594
18. Veronika Vrecionová FemaleODSECR8,460
19. Ondřej Kovařík MaleANORE6,867
20. Martin Hlaváček MaleANORE5,948
21. Ondřej Knotek MaleANORE3,798
Source: [65]

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Priority is always given to surveys on European election voting intentions. When such surveys are not available, national voting intentions polls are used for the projections"

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The Plzeň municipal election in 2018 was beheld as part of 2018 Czech municipal elections on 5 and 6 October 2018. Plzeň was led by a coalition of the Civic Democratic Party, Czech Social Democratic Party, Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party and Citizens Patriots. ANO 2011 was the strongest opposition party. ANO 2011 has won the popular vote but tied with the Civic Democratic Party by number of seats. Coalition formed after the election was formed on 15 October 2018 consisting ANO 2011, Civic Democratic Party, TOP 09 and Czech Social Democratic Party. Martin Baxa became the new Mayor.

Brno municipal election in 2018 will be held as part of 2018 Czech municipal elections.

Marcel Kolaja Czech computer specialist, activist and politician

Marcel Kolaja is a Czech software engineer, Internet freedom and digital rights activist and a Czech Pirate Party politician who serves as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and a Vice-President of the European Parliament since the 2019 election. He is a member of the Greens–European Free Alliance parliamentary group along with three other European Pirate Party MEPs.

2019 Prague 9 by-election

A by-election for the Prague 9 Senate seat in the Czech Republic will be held on 5 and 6 April 2019. The incumbent Senator Zuzana Baudyšová, elected as a candidate of ANO 2011, announced her resignation on 29 January 2019 due to health problems. Jan Jarolím and David Smoljak advanced to the second round. Smoljak was eventually elected the new Senator.

2020 Czech regional elections

Elections to regional councils in the Czech Republic in 13 regions were held on 2–3 October 2020.

Spolu (Czech Republic) Political party in the Czech Republic

Spolu is a Czech centre-right political alliance formed for the 2021 legislative election, composed of the Civic Democratic Party, KDU-ČSL, and TOP 09.

2021 Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic election

Election of the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic will be held in November 2021.

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