published: 20.10.2012, 16:40 | updated: 20.10.2012 16:42:19
Oct 20 (CTK) - The Czech opposition Social Democrats (CSSD) won the elections to one third of the Senate in 13 out 27 wards contested -CSL) each in two and Communists (KSCM) in one.
The second round of the election ended at 14:00 today.
The senators elected include Eliska Wagnerova (for Green Party, SZ), former Constitutional Court judge, Libor Michalek (for Pirates), former director of the State Environment Fund (SFZP), businessman Tomio Okamura (independent), Agrarian Chamber President Jan Veleba (independent) and businessman and mountaineer Leopold Sulovsky (for Ostravak movement).
In closely-watched duels, physician Eva Sykova (for CSSD) beat theatre director Tomas Toepfer (until now senator for the ODS).
KSCM deputy Jiri Dolejs was beaten by Daniela Filipiova (ODS) who was defending her mandate and anti-corruption activist Michalek beat CSSD deputy Stanislav Krecek.
In Teplice, north Bohemia, popular senator Jaroslav Kubera (ODS) defended his mandate and Jiri Cunek (KDU-CSL) will continue to represent the Vsetin ward.
Number of Senate mandates (according to parties that fielded the candidates):
|Party||Number after 2012 polls||Number after 2010 polls|
*) including Miroslav Krejca (formerly CSSD), who transferred to KDU-CSL group in the ending term
**) Vladimir Dryml, transferred from CSSD to SPOZ in the ending term
***) Tomio Okamura, Jan Veleba
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