EP elections likely to take place on June 5 and 6

24-01-2009

The Czech Republic’s second elections to the European Parliament will probably take place on June 5 and 6. The EP elections are to be held between June 4 and 7, with each state specifying the exact date on its own. Under the Czech election law, the election days are Friday and Saturday. President Václav Klaus has to set the EP election date by the 7th of March, 90 days ahead of the election at the latest, according to a decision of the EU Council. Political parties will be required to submit their lists of candidates by the end of March. Following EU enlargement, the Czech Republic will have 22 seats in the European Parliament, two seats less than in the previous period.