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Czech Republic:

The Czech parliament (Poslanecka snemovna chamber of deputies)
Chaiperson: Lubomir Zaoralek
Members: 200


Parliamentary groupCivic Democratic Party
Deputies81
Information for the partyThe Civic Democratic Party (Czech: Občanská demokratická strana - abbreviation: ODS) is a eurosceptic, right-wing political party in the Czech Republic. The party was founded in 1991, after the Civic Forum split, by Václav Klaus, the current Czech president and it is currently led by Mirek Topolánek. It led the Czech government 1993-1997 and has been in opposition since.
In the 2002 elections, it became the second largest party in the Chamber of Representatives, with 58 of 200 seats. In the European Parliament elections in June and in Senate and regional assembly elections in November 2004 it was always a winner with over 30% votes.
http://www.ods.cz/

Parliamentary groupCzech Social Democratic Party
Deputies74
Information for the partyThe Czech Social Democratic Party (Czech: Česká strana sociálně demokratická or ČSSD) is the Social Democrat political party in the Czech Republic.
After 1989 for the first time the party formed the government in 1998, under the leadership of Miloš Zeman, and is still in power now.
It won the elections of 2002 with 70 of 200 representatives in the lower house of the Czech Parliament. Its chairman Stanislav Gross is the Prime Minister of a coalition with two smaller parties, the Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party and the Freedom Union-Democratic Union.
http://www.cssd.cz/

Parliamentary groupCommunist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Deputies26
Information for the partyThe Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (Czech: Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy) is a communist party in the Czech Republic. It has a membership of 107,813 and is a member party of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left bloc in the European Parliament.
It was formed in 1989 by the Extraordinary Congress of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia which decided to create a party for the territories of Bohemia and Moravia, the areas that were to become the Czech Republic. After the party's second congress in 1992, several groups split away. However, the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia refuses to work with this group, which it considers to be "hard-line".
In June 2002, the CPBM received 18.5% of the vote for the Czech Republic's Chamber of Deputies. This made them the third largest party in Parliament, with 41 deputies.
In June 2004 the party came in second place in the European Parliament election in the Czech republic, winning 6 of 24 seats.
http://www.kscm.cz/index.asp

Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party
Deputies13
Information for the partyThe Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party (in Czech: Křesťansko-demokratická unie - Československá strana lidová or KDU-ČSL) is one of the oldest political parties in the Czech Republic.
KDU-ČSL has relatively low but steady support of voters (6-10%), mostly from backward agricultural areas in Moravia. Her influence is much bigger: the party is willing to be taken into any coalition to obtain power. Fragmented political situation in Czech Republic helps with this tactic.
Since 2002 KDU-ČSL become goverment party again (joined with the Freedom Union-Democratic Union), forming coalition with the larger Czech Social Democratic Party.
Current party leader is Miroslav Kalousek (since 2004).
http://www.kducsl.cz/

Parliamentary groupFreedom Union-Democratic Union
Deputies10
Information for the partyThe Freedom Union-Democratic Union (Czech: Unie Svobody - Demokratická unie or US-DEU) is a small declining liberal party in the Czech Republic. It is led by Pavel Nemec, and governs in coalition with the Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party and the Czech Social Democratic Party.
http://www.unie.cz/

Parliamentary groupSNK
Deputies0
Information for the partyRepresented only in the Senate.


Parliamentary groupGreen Party
Deputies0
Information for the partyStrana Zelených
http://www.zeleni.cz/



The Czech Senate (Upper House)
faction: 200
Chaiperson: Premysl Sobotka


factionCivic Democratic Party
senators37
factionCzech Social Democratic Party
senators7
factionCommunist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
senators0
factionChristian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party
senators14
factionFreedom Union-Democratic Union
senators13
factionSNK
senators7
factionGreen Party
senators0