The three next largest parties become the Civic Democratic Party, the Czech Pirate Party, and the far-right Freedom and Direct Democracy, as support for the governing Czech Social Democratic Party collapses.
The Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic passes a Czech Social Democratic Party-proposed amendment to the constitution, giving citizens the right to acquire, possess and carry firearms for the purpose of security. The constitutional amendment will now go to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.
The opposition Social Democrats are awarded control of the Czech senate by the people in mid-term elections, giving them the chance to oppose right-wing government attempts to cut the wages of workers, stop them sending more troops to Afghanistan and make government reforms "socially more tolerable". [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-europe-11614494 (BBC)] [http:--www.france24.com-en-20101023-czech-leftist-opposition-tops-senate-vote-may-slow-reforms (AFP via France24)]date=August 2019
The right's Civic Democratic Party (ODS), TOP 09 and Public Affairs sign a coalition agreement in the wake of last Saturday's general election in the Czech Republic, even though the left Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) won more votes.
Centre-right parties win 118 seats, with two of them—TOP 09 and Public Affairs—standing in the election for the first time. A centre-right coalition, with Petr Nečas as new Prime Minister, is believed to be "almost certain".