In the October 2009 elections for one third of the senate, 19 seats in the upper room will have 194 men and 42 women. Women earn less than a fifth of the candidates. The average age of the applicants is 56 years. The oldest and youngest candidate works for the voters' favor in Prague. This is the result of data from the Czech Statistical Office, which today published the list of candidates. The information has been taken over by the registration authorities.
He wants 236 people in the senate, three more than in previous elections. The greatest interest in the senate post is in Prague 8, where 16 candidates have applied for the candidacy. The smallest competition will be in the constituencies of Náchod, Šumperk and Vsetín, where the same number of people have entered the elections.
The oldest candidate is Rudolf Karel Mazac for the DOST IS DOST! Citizens for their rights. The eighteenth-year-old conductor and director work for the elections in Prague 4. In the capital, the youngest candidate also takes part in the election. The Economist and former Deputy Minister of Finance Lukáš Wagenknecht, who is now 39 years old, were sent to the Pirates in Prague 8. The age of 40, a condition for election to the Senate, will be reached at the end of September, just two weeks before the elections.
In terms of age, the most prominent group is older than 60, with such candidates being more than 38 percent. Fifty-five is about 36.5 percent, with younger candidates equal to a quarter.
Nestraník is one of the candidates 104, ten more than two years ago when a third of the senate was elected. Most of their members are nominated by the communists, namely 25. Twenty candidates for a senate post are members of the Social Democracy and 18 of the party of freedom and direct democracy – Tomio Okamura (SPD). Candidates for the Senate have nominated more than 40 parties and movements this year.
Senate elections take place together with the municipal 5th and 6th October. Every second election round in the upper room will be a week later.