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IDM News   Thursday, 07 October 2021

Parliamentary Elections in the Czech Republic | Online panel discussion and briefing

One year after the regional and Senate elections in October 2020, the legislative elections will be held in Czechia on 8th and 9th October 2021. During the eighth elections since the founding of the state in 1993, a total of 200 members of the lower house of the Parliament coming from 14 constituencies will be elected for another four-year term. Twenty-two registered political entities have nominated their candidates for the Chamber of Deputies, eight of which have a real chance of receiving seats in the future government. What is the pre-election situation and which post-election scenarios can we expect? Will the current Prime Minister Andrej Babiš remain in power? Is any party willing to form a coalition with his ANO party if it wins the elections? And, finally, is there any chance for the two newly formed opposition coalitions to change the political course of the country?

On this occasion, the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), in cooperation with the Karl Renner Institute and the Political Academy, organised another panel discussion as part of our traditional series of events on parliamentary elections in our target countries. You can rewatch the discussion on the IDM YouTube channel.

Moreover, a detailed description of the situation around the parliamentary elections was summarized in a written briefing by Daniel Martínek, IDM Research Associate.

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