Senate of the Czech Republic

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The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (Czech: Senát Parlamentu České republiky), usually referred to as Senate, is the upper chamber of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. The seat of the Senate is Wallenstein Palace in Prague.

The Senate has 81 members, chosen in one-seat constituencies through the two-round system. If no candidate receives a majority of votes in the first round, there is a second round between the two highest-placed candidates. The term of office for Senators is six years.

The office was created in December 1992.[1]

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  1. Ústavní zmìny v dobì od pádu komunismu Bulletin Scientia Politica (in Czech)