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Neparlamentní subjekty ve volbách do obecních zastupitelstev
Non-parliamentary Actors in Local Elections

Author(s): Pavel Šaradín
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Masarykova univerzita nakladatelství
Keywords: non-parliamentary actors; local elections; regional centers; municipality

Summary/Abstract: This paper describes the support of non-parliamentary actors in the local elections in the Czech Republic. The article primarily analyzes the statistical data of the Czech Statistical Office. The term „non-parliamentary actor“ is very general because of different structures of these actors, their divergent goals, and ideological foundations. These actors are not represented in the House of Deputies (lower chamber) of the Czech Parliament. Non-parliamentary actors do not represent a coherent group. The article shows their support in municipalities. They have stable support in many municipalities at the local electoral level. We can consider non-parliamentary actors as parties of a limited regional support: they have strong influence at the municipal level and nearly no influence in the Parliamentary elections. Non-parliamentary actors acquire more than 20 % votes in regional centers such as Karlovy Vary, Liberec, Zlín, Olomouc, Hradec Králové.

  • Issue Year: XI/2004
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 109-120
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Czech