ONLINE: Second election day. The Czechia will already learn the new layout of the House


11:43 – Police are investigating reports of alleged vote-buying in one of the hostels in Slaný in the Kladno region. The case is still at the beginning and is being conducted against an unknown perpetrator, Vlasta Suchánková, a spokeswoman for the Central Bohemian police, told ČTK today. According to the Romea.cz server, someone at the hostel in Slaný offered CZK 1,000 per vote for the YES movement, but Suchánková has not yet confirmed any specific information.

11:12 – One of the biggest problems in the Czech Republic in connection with the elections has long been relatively low turnout. Therefore, both politicians and celebrities try to get potential voters to go to the polls. For example, legendary hockey player Dominik Hašek, internet creator Mikýř, influencer Johny Machette and others have been lobbying for participation in the elections for a long time.

10:54 – Four years ago, the YES movement won the elections ahead of the ODS and the Pirates. Representatives of the SPD, KSČM, ČSSD, KDU-ČSL, TOP 09 and STAN also got into the Chamber. In South Moravia, the YES movement also received the most votes in front of the ODS and Pirates.

10:49 – The basic gross monthly salary of a deputy is now 90,800 crowns. However, it is occupied only by a “smaller part” of the 200 legislators, most of whom also hold some other position, for which their income is growing proportionally (the average wage in the Czech Republic in the second quarter of this year reached 38,275 crowns). The salaries of the Chamber of Deputies (173,200 crowns), heads of committees (127,800 crowns), subcommittees or clubs and their representatives receive higher salaries. The chairman of the lower house has the highest salary, 243,800 crowns. From next year, according to the regulation still in force, the fate of which is uncertain, they should be based on the average gross monthly nominal wage to the recalculated number of employees in the whole economy, which has been slightly lower in the long run.

10:29 – According to Senate President Miloš Vystrčil (ODS), now is not the time to think about the use of Article 66 of the Czech Constitution in connection with the state of health of President Miloš Zeman. Vystrčil told ČTK this morning in Telč in the Jihlava region, where he voted in the elections to the Chamber of Deputies. The article also deals with the situation when the President is unable to exercise his office for serious reasons and his powers are transferred to other constitutional officials by a decision of the Parliament.

10:08 – An employee of the town hall in the Brno-Žabovřesky district accidentally coded the building and the election commission on Friday evening. City police officers intervened on the spot. Police spokesman Jakub Ghanem told ČTK that the situation lasted only a moment and no one was limited to the constitutional right to vote. Elections to the House began on Friday and end this afternoon.

9:47 – The President of the Oath, Róbert Šlachta, believes that his movement will exceed the 5% threshold for entering the Chamber of Deputies in the elections. He told journalists today in Pohořelice in the Brno region, where he was to vote. According to Šlachta, the only success for Přísah is that since its founding in January it has gotten “off the street” into debates among the largest political parties. The election began on Friday and will end this afternoon.

9:21 – “During night checks of polling station seals, no violations were found. No extraordinary events were reported to us,” the Police of the Czech Republic said on Twitter. “Together with the beginning of the elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, you can meet with police patrols to an increased extent in the vicinity of polling stations.

8:54 – At the end of the week, hundreds to thousands of Czechs took part in the elections to the Chamber of Deputies at embassies and consulates from Ekaterinburg, Russia, to North America. In some places, queues were forming at polling stations today, such as in Brussels, where 631 people recalled on Friday.

8:31 – Three hundred Czechs cast their votes in the parliamentary elections at the Czech Embassy in Paris by 8 pm on Friday. Ambassador Michal Fleischmann told ČTK, according to which mostly young people went to the polls. Consul Dana Dedková estimated that the total participation could reach 800 to 1000 people.

8:20 – 112 patients cast their votes at the University Hospital Brno on the first day of the election. Hospital spokeswoman Veronika Plachá told ČTK. Others will vote today. Dozens of patients also voted at the University Hospital at St. Anne’s in Brno, about twenty voted in the Znojmo Hospital. Elections to the House began on Friday and end this afternoon.

8:12 – At the end of the first election day, Vyškov police officers dealt with the voter’s announcement to one of the commissions that performed activities without respiratory protection. This was stated in a press release today by police spokesman Pavel Šváb. According to him, the offenses will be dealt with by the administrative body.

8:09 – In this year’s elections to the Chamber of Deputies, people can choose from 22 parties and movements. 5242 candidates are seeking 200 seats.

8:05 – Today, the last voters will be able to cast their vote by 14:00, when the possibility to vote according to the law ends. However, before the precinct members close the polling station, they must still allow all who are in or in front of the polling station to vote. Only then will the chairman of the district commission declare the vote closed. The commissions will then start counting the ballots and other data, such as the number of voters. This information will then be forwarded to the Czech Statistical Office for processing the election results, which will publish the voting results on the election website. The election results will be published on an ongoing basis, most of which could be known by late evening.

8:00 – The polling stations opened again. Until 14:00 today, people can choose a new composition of the Chamber of Deputies. Turnout is currently typically between 20 and 40 percent. However, some constituencies report that more than half of the registered voters have already been removed.


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