PRAGUE — Opposition parties in the Czech Republic have cemented their dominant place in Parliament’s upper house after winning large within an election to get a third of their seats in the Senate since the judgment center-left coalition authorities suffered a setback.
With almost all of the votes counted Saturday from the Statistics Office, the largely center-right opposition parties won 26 of the 27 seats up for grabs in the 81-seat Senate from the two-round election.
The senior leadership celebration — the centrist ANO (YES) party headed by Prime Minister Andrej Babis — won just 1 seat.
Their minority government is encouraged in Parliament’s lower house by far-left Communists that don’t have any chair at the Senate.
The lower house dominates the legislative procedure, however, the Senate has a significant role in passing constitutional amendments and approving Constitutional Court judges.
Following the coronavirus pandemic, face masks were demanded in voting places.
Quarantined voters had the choice of casting ballots from vehicles in temporary polling stations throughout the nation.
People who have been not able to utilize a vehicle or venture outside could ask a distinctive electoral committee to ship a ballot box for their houses.
Ahead of the coronavirus pandemic, quarantined voters weren’t permitted to cast ballots, even though their numbers were comparatively low.
The Czech Republic, inhabitants 10.7 million, is currently visiting a record spike in fresh supported virus instances. Their amount hit 8,618 on Friday, a new album for the fourth consecutive day.
The nation has a total of nearly 110,000 confirmed cases, such as 905 deaths.