Czech Republic (Czech Republic) has a Bicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas. 45 of 200 (23%) seats in the Poslanecka Snemovna / Chamber of Deputies are held by women.
At a glance
Structure of Parliament: Bicameral
Are there legislated quotas...
- For the Single/Lower House? No
- For the Upper House?
- For the Sub-National Level? No
Are there voluntary quotas...
- Adopted by political parties? Yes
Is there additional information?...
Last updated: Apr 16, 2019
Voluntary Political Party Quotas*
|Party||Official name||Details, Quota provisions|
|Social Democrats||Česká strana sociálně demokratická [ČSSD]||25 percent of those elected by the party must be women. If a local party organization has failed to nominate 25 percent women among its top candidates, then the Social Democratic Women's Organization has the right to nominate extra women.|
* Only political parties represented in parliament are included. When a country has legislated quotas in place, only political parties that have voluntary quotas that exceed the percentage/number of the national quota legislation are presented in this table.
- Wolchik, Saron L. (2009). ‘Women in parliament in the Czech republic’. In Rueschemeyer, Marilyn and Sharon L. Wolchik (eds) Women in power in post-communist parliaments. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 111-130.
- Rakusanova, Petra and Mansfeldova, Zdenka (2004). ‘Female in politics and female interest representation’. in Gabriella Ilonszki (ed) Women in decision-making: CEE experiences. Budapest: Soros Open Society Institute, 100-120.
- Saxonberg, Steven (2003). ‘Czech political parties prefer male candidates to female votes’. In Matland, Richard E. and Montgomery, Kathleen A. (eds) Women's access to political power in post-communist Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 245-266.
- Czech Republic Parliament website, http://www.psp.cz/
- Czech Statistics website, http://www.czso.cz/