Spolu (Czech Republic)

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Spolu
English nameTogether
AbbreviationSPOLU
Leader Petr Fiala [1]
Founded2020
Ideology Liberal conservatism
Christian democracy
Political position Centre-right
ColoursBlue
Coalition Partners ODS
KDU–ČSL
TOP 09
Chamber of Deputies
71 / 200
Senate
39 / 81
European Parliament
8 / 21
Website
https://www.spolu21.cz/

Spolu (English: Together) is a Czech centre-right political alliance formed for the 2021 legislative election, consisting of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), KDU-ČSL, and TOP 09.

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History

Following the 2020 regional elections, the Civic Democratic Party, KDU-ČSL and TOP 09 began negotiations about a potential centre-right electoral alliance for the 2021 Czech legislative election. [2]

The ODS leadership agreed to form an alliance with the other parties on 25 October 2020. [3] Two days later party leaders Petr Fiala, Marian Jurečka and Markéta Adamová signed a memorandum and announced that ODS, KDU-ČSL and TOP 09 would form an electoral alliance for the next legislative election, with ODS leader Fiala as the alliance's candidate for Prime Minister. [4] On 11 November 2020, the parties agreed that ODS would nominate the leaders of the election lists in nine regions, KDU-ČSL in three regions, and TOP 09 in two regions. [5] The alliance was known by media as the Three Coalition, but on 9 December 2020 the parties announced that they will run under the name Spolu ("Together"). [6]

Spolu introduced its electoral program and campaign on 9 December 2020. [7]

Composition

NameIdeologyPositionLeader/Leaders MPs Senators MEPs
Civic Democratic Party Liberal conservatism Centre-right to right-wing Petr Fiala
34 / 200
22 / 81
4 / 21
KDU-ČSL Christian democracy Centre to centre-right Marian Jurečka
23 / 200
12 / 81
2 / 21
TOP 09 Liberal conservatism Centre-right Markéta Adamová
14 / 200
5 / 81
2 / 21

Regional leaders in the 2021 election

RegionLeader [5] 2017 result
NamePartyVotesSeats
Prague Markéta Adamová TOP 09 33.6%
9 / 24
Central Bohemian Jan Skopeček ODS 22.3%
7 / 26
South Bohemian Jan Bauer ODS 22.8%
4 / 13
Plzeň Martin Baxa ODS 20.4%
2 / 11
Karlovy Vary Jan Bureš ODS 14.9%
0 / 5
Ústí nad Labem Karel Krejza ODS 14.9%
1 / 13
Liberec Petr Beitl ODS 16.6%
1 / 8
Hradec Králové Ivan Adamec ODS 22.5%
2 / 11
Pardubice Pavel Svoboda TOP 09 22.0%
2 / 10
Vysočina Vít Kaňkovský KDU-ČSL 23.0%
2 / 10
South Moravian Petr Fiala ODS 25.4%
6 / 23
Olomouc Marian Jurečka KDU-ČSL 20.4%
2 / 12
Zlín Ondřej Benešík KDU-ČSL 24.0%
2 / 12
Moravian-Silesian Zbyněk Stanjura ODS 16.5%
3 / 22

Election results

YearLeaderVoteVote %Seats+/-PlacePosition
2021 Petr Fiala 1,493,70127.8
71 / 200
Increase2.svg 291st

Footnotes

  1. "Kandidát ODS, TOP 09 a KDU-ČSL na premiéra je Fiala, strany zachovají kluby". iDNES.cz. 16 December 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  2. "Námluvy pokročily. Jak se pečou koalice proti Babišovi do velkých voleb?". cnn.iprima.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  3. "Pravicové strany směřují k očekávané volební koalici. V úterý mají podepsat memorandum". Lidovky.cz (in Czech). 25 October 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  4. "ODS, TOP 09 a KDU-ČSL půjdou do voleb společně. Chtějí je vyhrát". Česká televize. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  5. 1 2 "Trojkoalice si rozdělila lídry. ODS 9, lidovci 3, topka 2". www.novinky.cz. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  6. "ODS, KDU-ČSL a TOP 09 jdou do voleb jako koalice SPOLU. Daly 17 slibů". www.seznamzpravy.cz. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  7. "Pravicová trojkoalice ukázala předvolební kampaň. Jdeme do toho spolu, hlásí". Aktuálně.cz (in Czech). 9 December 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.

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