Czech ANO wins EP elections tightly ahead of TOP 09, CSSD


25.05.2014 23:36

Prague - The Czech government ANO movement won the European Parliament (EP) elections with 16.13 percent, followed by TOP 09 (15.95), the Social Democrats (CSSD, 14.17), Communists (10.98), Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL, 9.95) and the Civic Democrats (ODS, 7.67).


Lídr kandidátky hnutí ANO Pavel Telička hovoří s novináři ve volebním štábu v Praze, kde 25. května večer zástupci hnutí sledovali výsledky voleb do Evropského parlamentu. ČTK Krumphanzl Michal

The extra-parliamentary Party of Free Citizens also entered the EP with 5.24 percent, according to the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) data.

The winning ANO gained four EP mandates just as the CSSD and TOP 09. The KSCM and KDU-CSL have three mandates each, the ODS two and the Free Citizens one.

This year´s turnout of 18.2 percent in the EP election has been the lowest of all national elections held in the country to date.

More than 1 percent was also won by the Pirates, the Greens, the parliamentary Dawn of Direct Democracy and the Party of Common Sense - We Do not Want the Euro.

Every party winning more than 1 percent of votes will get 30 crowns per vote cast for it.

($1=20.056 crowns)

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