A leadership election for the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) was held on 21 April 1991. Václav Klaus was elected the first leader of ODS. 247 delegates were allowed to vote.Klaus was the only candidate. He received 220 votes while 19 delegates voted against him.
Václav Klaus is a Czech economist and politician who served as the second president of the Czech Republic from 2003 to 2013. From July 1992 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in January 1993, he served as the second and last prime minister of the Czech Republic while it was a federal subject of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic, and then as the first prime minister of the newly independent Czech Republic from 1993 to 1998.
The Civic Democratic Party is a liberal-conservative and eurosceptic political party in the Czech Republic. It holds 25 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, and is the second strongest party following the 2017 election.
The 2021 Czech legislative election will be held on 8 and 9 October 2021. All 200 members of the Chamber of Deputies will be elected and the leader of the resulting government will become the Prime Minister.
The Civic Democratic Party (ODS) leadership election of 2014 was a result of party's electoral defeat in 2013 legislative election. Candidates include former Minister of Education and Chairman of Masaryk University Petr Fiala, former Prime Minister candidate Miroslava Němcová and MEP Edvard Kožušník. Fiala was nominated by 12 regional organisations and thus was considered a front-runner. Fiala was also endorsed by acting leader of ODS Martin Kuba. Edvard Kožušník was endorsed by Liberec Region organisation of ODS. Over 500 delegates voted.
The Civic Democratic Party (ODS) leadership election of 2008 was a part of party's congress. It happened after ODS lost Senate election and regional elections. Incumbent leader and Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek faced Mayor of Prague Pavel Bém who was supported by President Václav Klaus.
The Civic Democratic Party (ODS) leadership election, 2002 happened after party was defeated in legislative election. The incumbent leader Václav Klaus decided to not participate in the election. The main Candidates included Petr Nečas, Jan Zahradil and Mirek Topolánek. Petr Nečas was considered front-runner but unexpectedly lost in second round to Mirek Topolánek who was considered a Dark horse of the election. 353 delegates could vote.
A leadership election for the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) was held in the Czech Republic on 14 December 1997. It followed a political crisis caused by allegations that the party had received illegal donations and was maintaining a secret slush which resulted in fall of the government. Incumbent party leader and Prime Minister Václav Klaus faced Jan Ruml, Klaus won the election and remained as the leader of the ODS, which led to a split in party when a group of ODS members left the party and founded the Freedom Union (US). In some subsequent opinion polls, the Freedom Union polled over 10% of the vote and was expected by some commentators to become the major centre-right party. However, the 1998 elections saw the party receive only 8.6% of vote, while the ODS remained the main right-wing party.
The Opposition Agreement was a political agreement between two major parties in the Czech Republic, the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) and the Civic Democratic Party (ODS). ČSSD was allowed to govern alone while ODS received a number of parliamentary posts and the two parties together adopted several constitutional amendments. It was signed by Miloš Zeman and Václav Klaus on 8 July 1998.
A leadership election for the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) was held on 23 November 1991. Václav Klaus was confirmed as the leader of ODS. 327 delegates voted for him while 14 voted against him.
Václav Klaus Jr. is a Czech teacher and politician. He was a member of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) until his expulsion in March 2019. Klaus has been a Member of the Chamber of Deputies (MP) since the legislative election in October 2017.
A leadership election was held in the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) in the Czech Republic on 4 December 2004. The incumbent leader Mirek Topolánek ran unopposed and his victory was expected. Topolánek received votes from 354 of the 391 party delegates.
A leadership election was held for the Civic Democratic Party in the Czech Republic prior to the 2002 parliamentary elections. The election was considered a part of preparations for the parliamentary elections and saw incumbent leader Václav Klaus run unopposed. Klaus was re-elected with 242 of the 263 votes, after which he promised that he would resign if the ODS failed to win the parliamentary elections. The party was subsequently defeated by the Czech Social Democratic Party in the elections and Klaus resigned, leading to another leadership election in 2002.
The next Civic Democratic Party (ODS) leadership election will be held on 13 January 2018. The incumbent leader Petr Fiala seeks reelection. Shadow Minister of Education Václav Klaus Jr. was widely expected to run against Fiala. He is considered to be the most visible politician of the party. In December 2016, Czech bookmaker company Fortuna wrote a course for Klaus Jr. to replace Fiala on 20:1. Klaus Jr.. decided to not run against Fiala. Approximately 540 delegates were allowed to vote. Fiala received 451 votes and was elected for another term.
Czech political crisis in 1997–1998 started as a result of irregularities in finances of Civic Democratic Party (ODS). It peaked with so-called Sarajevo atentate, an attempt to remove Václav Klaus from leadership of Civic Democratic Party. The attempt occurred during Klaus' visit in Sarajevo. Crisis led to split in ODS and snap election in 1998.
A leadership election for the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) was held in the Czech Republic on 9 December 1996. Václav Klaus was reelected leader of ODS. Election was part of 7th Congress of the party. Klaus received 249 votes of 295. It was the last time when leader was elected for one-year term. Christian Democratic Party was merged with ODS at the congress. Delegates also voted in favour of change of political style.
A leadership election for the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) was held on 29 November in Kopřivnice. Václav Klaus was reelected as party's leader. He received 220 votes while 48 delegates voted against him. Klaus's victory was considered certain. Václav Benda had a speech during the election in which he criticised Klaus' politics. Election was marked by technical problems. After voting was finished, it was found out that there were 5 more votes than delegates. Election was then repeated.
A leadership election for the Civic Democratic Party was held on 7 November 1992 during the party's Congress in Prague. It was held prior to expected dissolution of Czechoslovakia and following to 1992 legislative election in which the Civic Democratic Party was victorious. The incumbent leader Václav Klaus was reelected as party's leader. Klaus was unopposed and received votes of 333 delegates while only 8 delegates voted against him.
A leadership election for the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) was held on 19 November 1995. Václav Klaus was reelected as party's leader. Klaus ran unopposed and received 259 votes of 272.
Election of the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic was held on 20 July 1998 after legislative election. Candidate of Civic Democratic Party Václav Klaus was elected the Speaker. He was also supported by Czech Social Democratic Party as a result of Opposition Agreement.
Lubomír Zaorálek was elected Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic on 11 July 2002..