Czech Republic: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

KDU-ČSL

Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People’s Party
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

KDU-ČSL (Křesťanská a demokratická unie–Československá strana lidová) is a center-right party from Czech Republic.

KDU-ČSL espouses Christian democratic and conservative values. It emphasizes the importance of family, community, and social responsibility.

ODS

Civic Democratic Party
Right-wing
ECR
EU Parliament
Government

ODS (Občanská demokratická strana) is a right-wing party from Czech Republic.

ODS is a conservative party that relies on civil values and market-oriented principles. It emphasizes individual freedoms, the rule of law, and limited government interference.

Piráti

Czech Pirate Party
Centre-left
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Government

Piráti (Česká pirátská strana) is a center-left party from Czech Republic.

Piráti place a strong emphasis on transparency, open government, and civil rights. They advocate for open access to information and involving the public in political decision-making processes.

STAN

Mayors and Independents
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

STAN (Starostové a nezávislí) is a center-right party from Czech Republic.

STAN advocates for local self-government and the empowerment of municipalities. It emphasizes independence from political parties and closeness to citizens.

TOP 09

Tradition Responsibility Prosperity
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

TOP 09 (Tradice Odpovědnost Prosperita) is a center-right party from Czech Republic.

TOP 09 espouses conservative values, including the emphasis on the rule of law, individual freedoms, and free-market economy. It advocates for European integration.

ANO 2011

ANO- YES 2011
Centre-right
RE
EU Parliament
Opposition

ANO 2011 is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 72 seats.

ANO is often seen as populist and pragmatic. The party advocates for efficiency, transparency, and the fight against corruption. It emphasizes the need for better governance.

SPOLU

Let's Go Into It Together
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

SPOLU (Jdeme do toho spolu) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 71 seats.

Piráti + STAN

Piráti + STAN
Centre-left
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Opposition

Piráti + STAN is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 37 MPs.

SPD

Freedom and Direct Democracy
Right-wing
ID
EU Parliament
Opposition

SPD (Svoboda a přímá demokracie) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 20 seats.

SPD is known for its anti-immigrant and anti-EU stance. It emphasizes national sovereignty and the protection of Czech culture and identity.

KSČM

Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
No seats

KSČM (Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy) is a left party from Czech Republic.

KSČM is a communist party that advocates socialist values. It supports social justice, workers' rights, and the redistribution of wealth.

PRO

Law, Respect, Expertise
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

PRO (Právo Respekt Odbornost) is a right-wing party from Czech Republic.

Přísaha

Oath – Robert Šlachta’s Civic Movement
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
No seats

Přísaha (Přísaha – občanské hnutí Roberta Šlachty) is a center-right party from Czech Republic.

SOCDEM

Social Democracy
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
No seats

SOCDEM (Sociální Demokracie) is a center-left party from Czech Republic.

Svobodní

Party of Free Citizens
Right-wing
NI
EU Parliament
No seats

Svobodní (Strana svobodných občanů) is a right-wing party from Czech Republic.

Trikolóra

Tricolour Citizens’ Movement
Right-wing
ID
EU Parliament
No seats

Trikolóra (Trikolóra hnutí občanů) is a right-wing party from Czech Republic.

T–S–Z

TOP 09–Starostové a nezávislí–Strana zelených
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

T–S–Z (TOP 09–Starostové a nezávislí–Strana zelených) is a center-right party from Czech Republic.

Zelení

Green Party
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
No seats

Zelení (Strana zelených) is a green party from Czech Republic.

ČSSD

Czech Social Democratic Party
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
No seats

ČSSD (Česká strana sociálně demokratická) is a center-left party from Czech Republic.