Czech presidential elections 2013

Pavel Molek*

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    The article describes the reasons for the constitutional amendment to the Czech Constitution turning the traditional indirect elections of the President of the Republic into direct popular vote. It analyses the shortcomings of the constitutional amendment as well as of the Act on Presidential Elections. In the two parts that follow, it addresses the two main problems of the presidential elections: the registration of the candidates and the election campaign, and analyses the milestone decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court regarding these two questions. Finally, the author reflects the first year of presidency of Miloš Zeman and his questionable attempts to broaden the scope of presidential competences by innovative interpretation of the Czech Constitution.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)90-108
    Number of pages19
    JournalICL Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • Czech Republic
    • Elections
    • President
    • Semi-presidencialism


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