President announces date of local and Senate elections

16-07-2008

Local and Senate elections in the Czech Republic are to take place on October 17 -18th, the President’s Office announced on Wednesday. Candidates to both regional assemblies and the upper house of parliament must submit their candidacies by August 12th. Local elections will take place in all 13 regions. In the Senate, one third of the 81 mandates will be contested. Under the election law, the president must declare the elections 90 days ahead of the scheduled date.