Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
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The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy, KSČM) is a communist party in the Czech Republic.wikipedia
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20122012 regional electionsRegional elections
After the 2012 regional elections, it began governing in coalition with the ČSSD in 10 regions.
The Communist Party won in two regions and increased its vote share, finishing second overall.
GovernmentAndrej Babiš' CabinetFirst Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
It has never been part of a governing coalition in the executive branch, but provides parliamentary support to Andrej Babiš' Second Cabinet.
Andrej Babiš' second Cabinet is a centre-left minority coalition government, consisting of ANO 2011, a centrist populist political movement, and the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) with external support from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM).
The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia was formed in 1989 by the Congress of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, which decided to create a party for the territories of Bohemia and Moravia (including Czech Silesia), the areas that were to become the Czech Republic.
In November 1990, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia became a federation of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia and the Communist Party of Slovakia.
Until 2013 it was the only political party in the Czech Republic printing its own newspaper, called Haló noviny.
It has close relations with the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia.
Party of the Democratic LeftSDĽanother party by the same name
Later, the Communist Party of Slovakia changed its name to the Party of the Democratic Left, and the federation dissolved in 1992.
On party congress on 14 December 1991 in Trenčín, congress adopted new party constitution and decided to leave federation of Communist Party of Czecho-Slovakia, due to disputes with the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia and changing situation in the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic.
Vaclav HavelHavelPresident Havel
Václav Havel suspected the KSČM was still an unreconstructed Stalinist party and prevented it from having any influence during his presidency.
For instance, largely due to his influence, the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), successor to the KSC's branch in the Czech Lands, was kept on the margins for most of his presidency.
During the party's first congress, held in Olomouc in October 1990, party leader Jiří Svoboda attempted to reform the party into a democratic socialist one, proposing a democratic socialist program and changing the name to the transitional "Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia: Party of Democratic Socialism."
He was leader of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) from 1990 to 1993.In 2017 he received the World Prize for Humanism from the Macedonian-based Ohrid Academy of Humanism.
20102010 election2010 legislative election
The conservative Civic Democratic Party (ODS) and TOP 09 followed in second and third, with the Communist Party finishing fourth.
2017 legislative election20172017 election
The largest opposition party was the Communist Party, followed by centre-right parties TOP 09 and the Civic Democratic Party (ODS).
Svoboda did not seek re-election as chairman, and neocommunist Miroslav Grebeníček was elected chairman.
Miroslav Grebeníček (born 21 March 1947 in Staré Město) is a Czech politician who was leader of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) from 1993 to 2005.
20132013 legislative election2013 election
The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia came third, with an increase in vote share of 3.6%.
20022002 election2002 legislative election
Party of Democratic SocialismSDS
Both groups eventually merged into the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS), which does some joint work, and co-operates with the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia.
During Czech legislative election, 2017, members of the party ran on the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia's ballot.
2006 legislative election20062006 election
One potential coalition – the Civic Democratic Party, Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and Greens – won exactly half of the 200 seats, while the Social Democratic Party and the Communists (KSČM) held the other half, meaning that either coalition would struggle to pass legislation.
20182018 Senate election2018 Senate elections
The Communist Party lost its last seat in the Senate when Václav Homolka failed to be re-elected, meaning the party would be without representation in the Senate for the first time in the history of Czech Republic.
19921992 legislative election5–6 June 1992
In November 2008, the Senate of the Czech Republic asked the Supreme Administrative Court to dissolve the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia because of its political program, which the Senate claimed contradicted the Constitution of the Czech Republic.
In all, four different drafts were created during the preparation of the Constitution, written respectively by the government, the Czechoslovak Social-Democratic Party, the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, and the Liberal-Social Union.
2012Senate election2012 Senate elections
20092009 European Parliament electionEuropean Parliament election
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia came third and the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party became the last party to enter the Parliament.
Vaclav KlauspresidentDr Vaclav Klaus
However, the party provided the one-vote margin that elected Havel's successor Václav Klaus as president.
The second ballot on 15 February 2008 included a new candidate MEP Jana Bobošíková, nominated by the Communist Party.
20042004 Senate electionSenate election
Communist Party of SlovakiaCommunist PartyKSS
In 1990, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia was reorganized as a federation of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia and the Communist Party of Slovakia.
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
1996 legislative election19961996 elections
19981998 election1998 legislative election
20142014 election2014 senate and municipal elections