Czech parliamentary elections set for October 8-9

The next parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic will be held on October 8–9 2021, a Friday and Saturday, President Miloš Zeman has decided. The ballot, which allows the election of 200 members of parliament, is held every four years. The previous election took place later in the month, from October 20–21, 2017.

The president's decision still needs to be countersigned by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. According to recent polls, his ANO party would win elections if held today, garnering some 25 percent of the votes, some 10 percentage points ahead of the opposition Pirate and Civic Democrat parties.

Author: Brian Kenety