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Political System

The Constitution adopted in December 1992 by the National Council of the Czech Republic, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights which forms an integral part of it, established a parliamentary democracy in the Czech Republic.

The Parliament is a bicameral body - consisting of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate which respectively comprise 200 and 81 members elected by direct universal suffrage. Deputies are elected for 4 years on a proportional representation basis (representation requiring a minimum threshold of 5 % of votes cast) and Senators for 6 years by a majority vote spread over two rounds, one third being renewed every two years. The Government is answerable only to the Chamber of Deputies.

For further information about the political scene, elections results, legislation etc. please visit the websites of the Parliament and of the Senate.