Bill envisages single-day elections in Czechia from 2026

From 2026 elections in Czechia may take place on Fridays only, not spread across Fridays and Saturdays as at present. The government approved an amendment to that effect on Wednesday, the minister of the interior, Vít Rakušan, told journalists.

The legislation also states that elections to the Senate and regional and municipal councils should always be held in the first week of October.

The bill will now be discussed by Parliament.

At present Czechia is the only country in the European Union with polling spread over two days.

Author: Ian Willoughby