Senate’s 27 seats to be contested by 228 candidates in October election

The Czech Senate’s 27 seats, which are up for grabs in October elections, will be contested by 228 candidates, the news agency ČTK reported on Thursday. That was also the last day for candidates and political parties to make changes to the ballots. On average, each seat will be contested by eight candidates; however, 12 candidates will run in the electoral district of Karlovy Vary, western Bohemia, and 11 in a district in Prague. Czech senators are elected for six years’ terms; every two years, one third of the 81 seats in the upper chamber of Parliament are contested.

Author: Jan Richter