List of political parties in the Czech Republic

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This is a list of political parties in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has a multi-party system. Due to the electoral system used, a limited number of parties are successful in each parliamentary election.

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Parliamentary parties

There are currently nine parties in the Chamber of DeputiesANO 2011, the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), the Czech Pirate Party (Pirates), Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), the Communist Party (KSČM), the Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-ČSL), TOP 09 and Mayors and Independents (STAN). All except SPD and KSČM also have seats in the Senate, as do the Green Party (SZ), Severočeši.cz (S.cz), the Party of Civic Rights (SPO), Freeholder Party of the Czech Republic (SsČR) and the Ostravak political movement.

The only party to have had members elected to every Parliament since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia is ODS.

The next legislative election will be held no later than 2025.

PartyRepresentationEuropean affiliationComments
Chamber Senate Regions EP
ANO Logo.svg ANO
ANO 2011
ANO
72 / 200
5 / 81
178 / 675
6 / 21
ALDE Centrist to centre-right and populist political party led by Andrej Babiš.
Logo of ODS (2015).svg Civic Democratic Party
Občanská demokratická strana
ODS
34 / 200
18 / 81
99 / 675
4 / 21
ECR Right-wing conservative, Eurosceptic party founded by the former Czech President Václav Klaus. Its leader is Petr Fiala.
STANlogoNoveWiki.png Mayors and Independents
Starostové a nezávislí
STAN
33 / 200
19 / 81
91 / 675
1 / 22
-Party focusing on localism and promoting powers for municipalities. Led by Vít Rakušan.
KDU-CSL Logo 2012.svg Christian and Democratic Union –
Czechoslovak People's Party

Křesťanská a demokratická unie – Československá strana lidová
KDU-ČSL
23 / 200
12 / 81
53 / 675
2 / 21
EPP Christian democratic party, traditionally strong in South Moravia.
SPD text logo.svg Freedom and Direct Democracy
Svoboda a přímá demokracie
SPD
20 / 200
0 / 81
35 / 675
2 / 21
I&D Eurosceptic, far-right political party that advocates direct democracy and opposition to immigration. Founded by Tomio Okamura.
TOP 09 logo.svg TOP 09
TOP 09
TOP 09
14 / 200
5 / 81
19 / 675
2 / 21
EPP Liberal conservative, pro-European and fiscally conservative political party led by Markéta Pekarová Adamová.
Logo Piratu.svg Czech Pirate Party
Česká pirátská strana
Piráti
4 / 200
2 / 81
99 / 675
3 / 21
PPEU Pirate and liberal party led by Ivan Bartoš.
KSCM text logo.svg Communist Party of
Bohemia and Moravia

Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy
KSČM
0 / 200
0 / 81
13 / 675
1 / 21
EL (observer) Left-wing to far-left party which is the successor to the former ruling Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.
CSSD Teillogo.svg Czech Social Democratic Party
Česká strana sociálně demokratická
ČSSD
0 / 200
3 / 81
37 / 675
0 / 21
PES Centre-left social democratic party. The leader is Jan Hamáček.
Logo of the Green Party (Czech Republic).svg
Green Party
Strana zelených
Zelení
0 / 200
1 / 81
6 / 675
0 / 21
EGP Centre-left, green political party.

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Non-parliamentary parties

Defunct parties

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