Czech Senate election, 1998

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Senate elections for a third of chamber were held in the Czech Republic on 13 and 14 November 1998 with a second round on 20 and 21 November.[1]

The result was a victory for the Four-Coalition, which won 13 of the 27 seats up for election. The Coalition was an alliance of the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party, the Democratic Union, the Freedom Union and the Civic Democratic Alliance.[2] However, Civic Democratic Party remained the largest Senate fraction. Voter turnout was 41% in the first round and 20.3% in the second.[3]

The elections were held using the two-round system, with an absolute majority required to be elected.


Party First round Second round Seats
Votes % Votes % Won Total +/–
Civic Democratic Party266,37727.7210,15639.1928–4
Czech Social Democratic Party208,84521.7121,70022.7323–2
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia159,12316.531,0975.824+2
Independent Candidate38,3814.07,6551.400–1
Independents and others33,6003.5000
Invalid/blank votes131,5644,778
Sources: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p471 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p477
  3. Nohlen & Stöver, p472
  4. Number of seats won by Four-Coalition parties in 1996 and 1998 added up.
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