In its almost thirty-year history, the Czech Republic has seen seven elections to the Chamber of Deputies, three caretaker governments and a total of twelve prime ministers – five Social Democrats, three ODS representatives
However, only one of them defended the post even after the election. He was him Vaclav Klaus, either he cannot claim to have formed a sovereign government twice in a row. In 1992, his ODS succeeded in the elections to the Czech National Council – the legislature of the Czech part of the Federal Republic of Czechoslovakia. It was only after the disintegration of Czechoslovakia in 1996 that elections to the Chamber of Deputies of an already independent state followed. And Klaus became prime minister again.
However, he did not manage in due time. In the fall of 1997, he fell with the government due to the crisis over ODS funding. And the Czechia was facing early elections. After all, the change of government, although not necessarily accompanied by early elections, is a domestic color. Since 1993, the country has been ruled by the fifteenth cabinet.
According to election polls in recent weeks, Andrej Babiš (YES) has a chance to defend the position of the dominant ruling party, including the post of prime minister. This would be the first time in the history of the independent Czech Republic. This is not the only curiosity of this year’s elections. In addition to the government’s YES, attention is also focused on two other strongest entities – the coalition Together and the Pirates with STAN.
This is not the first time the parties have rallied before the election. For example, the KDU -ČSL and the Union of Freedom – Democratic Union under the target coalitions agreed on a joint approach in 2002. At the time, the group suffered from over 14 percent of the vote.
Virtually every election brought some specificity or interest. For example, 2013 marked a record success for the new candidate party or movement, when YES reached almost 19 percent. Only TOP 09 in 2010 approached this with a profit of around 17 percent. The 2006 elections again led the ODS, with more than 35 percent, to the best result in its existence, it was also the best result that any party has ever achieved in the Czech Republic. It is also worth noting that in the capital, in the fourth election of seven, the winner was different than in the rest of the republic.