27 of the 81 seats in the Senate
Senate elections were held in the Czech Republic on 2–3 October 2020 alongside regional elections, with second rounds on 9–10 October.
One-third of the 81-member Senate is elected every two years, giving Senators six year terms. Members of the Senate are elected in single-member constituencies using the two-round system.
|Czech Social Democratic Party||Social democracy||Jan Hamáček|
10 / 27
|KDU-ČSL||Christian democracy||Marian Jurečka|
6 / 27
|Mayors and Independents||Localism||Vít Rakušan|
4 / 27
|ANO 2011||Centrism||Andrej Babiš|
2 / 27
|Civic Democratic Party||Conservatism||Petr Fiala|
2 / 27
|Senator 21||Liberalism||Václav Láska|
2 / 27
|Freeholder Party of the Czech Republic||Conservatism||Petr Bajer|
1 / 27
Elections were held in 27 districts:
|Nominating party||First round||Second round||Seats|
|Civic Democratic Party||140,293||14.07||0||82,377||18.23||5||5||13||18||+2|
|Mayors and Independents||128,317||12.87||1||97,550||21.59||9||10||8||18||+8|
|Czech Social Democratic Party||81,105||8.13||0||18,175||4.02||0||0||3||3||–10|
|Czech Pirate Party||62,583||6.28||0||18,804||4.16||1||1||1||2||+1|
|Freedom and Direct Democracy||61,352||6.15||0||0||0||0||0|
|Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia||42,258||4.24||0||0||0||0||0|
|Tricolour Citizens' Movement||27,239||2.73||0||0||0||0||New|
|Freeholder Party of the Czech Republic||11,213||1.12||0||8,499||1.88||0||0||0||0||–1|
|Mayors for the Liberec Region||10,418||1.04||0||6,988||1.55||1||1||0||1||0|
|For the Citizens||10,275||1.03||0||7,733||1.71||0||0||0||0||New|
|Party of Free Citizens||9,297||0.93||0||8,433||1.87||1||1||0||1||+1|
|Mayors and Personalities for Moravia||7,778||0.78||0||8,723||1.93||0||0||0||0||New|
|Hradec Králové Democratic Club||7,445||0.75||0||15,138||3.35||1||1||0||1||New|
|Alternative for Independent Candidates||6,992||0.70||0||0||0||0||New|
|Good Choice 2016||4,260||0.43||0||0||0||0||New|
|Union for Sport and Health||3,910||0.39||0||0||0||0||New|
|Moravian Country Movement||2,970||0.30||0||0||0||0||0|
|Initiative of the Citizens||2,827||0.28||0||0||0||0||New|
|Choice for the Region||2,732||0.27||0||0||0||0||New|
|Reliance – Joint Movement of the Czech Republic||2,547||0.26||0||0||0||0||New|
|For Health and Sport||2,308||0.23||0||0||0||0||New|
|Písek to Itself||1,898||0.19||0||0||0||0||New|
|Marek Hilšer for Senate||916||0.09||0||0||1||1||0|
|Nation for Itself||763||0.08||0||0||0||0||New|
|Unified – Alternative for Patriots||639||0.06||0||0||0||0||New|
|Democratic Party of Greens||508||0.05||0||0||0||0||New|
|Alliance of National Forces||257||0.03||0||0||0||0||0|
|Moravian and Silesian Pirate Party||236||0.02||0||0||0||0||0|
|Citizens Together – Independents||–||1||1||0|
|Movement for Prague 11||–||1||1||0|
|United Democrats – Association of Independents||–||1||1||0|
|District||Before election||After election|
|Cheb||ČSSD||Miroslav Nenutil||STAN||Miroslav Plevný|
|Kolín||Emilie Třísková||Pavel Kárník|
|Vyškov||Ivo Bárek||Karel Zitterbart|
|Rychnov nad Kněžnou||Miroslav Antl||TOP 09||Jan Grulich|
|Znojmo||Pavel Štohl||Tomáš Třetina|
|Karviná||Radek Sušil||ANO||Ondřej Feber|
|Strakonice||Karel Kratochvíle||ODS||Tomáš Fiala|
|Kladno||Jiří Dienstbier Jr.||Pirates||Adéla Šípová|
|Pelhřimov||Milan Štěch||Freedomites||Jaroslav Chalupský|
|Hradec Králové||Jaroslav Malý||HDK||Jan Holásek|
|Žďár nad Sázavou||KDU-ČSL||František Bradáč||KDU-ČSL||Josef Klement|
|Přerov||Jitka Seitlová||Jitka Seitlová|
|Prague 1||Václav Hampl||ODS||Miroslava Němcová|
|Brno-City||Zdeněk Papoušek||Roman Kraus|
|Olomouc||Alena Šromová||STAN||Marek Ošťádal|
|Frýdek-Místek||Jiří Carbol||Helena Pešatová|
|Prague 9||STAN||David Smoljak||STAN||David Smoljak|
|Děčín||Zbyněk Linhart||Zbyněk Linhart|
|Česká Lípa||SLK||Jiří Vosecký||SLK||Jiří Vosecký|
|Trutnov||STAN||Jan Sobotka||STAN||Jan Sobotka|
|Louny||ANO||Zdeňka Hamousová||STAN||Ivo Trešl|
|Ostrava-City||Peter Koliba||ODS||Ondřej Šimetka|
|Plzeň-City||ODS||Lumír Aschenbrenner||ODS||Lumír Aschenbrenner|
|Příbram||Jiří Burian||STAN||Petr Štěpánek|
|Prague 5||SEN 21||Václav Láska||SEN 21||Václav Láska|
|Zlín||Tomáš Goláň||Tomáš Goláň|
|Uherské Hradiště||Freeholders||Ivo Valenta||KDU-ČSL||Josef Bazala|
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