Civic Democrats clear winners of Senate elections
The Civic Democrats have come out the clear winners of the elections of one-third of the Senate. Of the 27 seats that were up for grabs in the 81-seat upper house of Parliament, the right-of-centre party secured fourteen. Their biggest rivals, the centre-left Social Democrats won six seats, and the centre-right Christian Democrats four. The remaining three seats were divided between the Party for an Open Society, the Independent Mayors, and an independent candidate. Neither the Communists nor the Greens managed to win enough votes to secure a seat. The senators are elected for six-year terms.