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Civic Democratic Alliance (2016)

Civic Democratic Alliance (2016)

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Civic Democratic Alliance
Občanská demokratická aliance
Leader Pavel Sehnal
Founded 2016
Membership (2017) 150[1]
Ideology Conservative liberalism[2][3]
Pro-Europeanism
Political position Centre-right
Colours Blue
Website
http://www.oda.cz/

Civic Democratic Alliance (Czech: Občanská demokratická aliance, ODA) is a political party in the Czech Republic. It considers itself to be successor of the previous Civic Democratic Alliance. It was established in September 2016 by current leader Pavel Sehnal,[4] and former Prime Minister Petr Nečas is also involved with the party.[5] The party participated in the 2017 legislative election and plans to participate in the 2018 municipal election.[6] Leaders of the original Civic Democratic Alliance are not involved with the party.[7]

Ideology

ODA is a conservative-liberal centre-right party. It supports European Union and multiculturalism.[3]

History

The party was founded in December 2016 by Pavel Sehnal, CEO of SPGroup. The company is closely linked with the party and leading associates of the company also became leading members of the party. Sehnal stated that the party is a successor to the original Civic Democratic Alliance.[4]

On 29 June 2017, ODA announced Vratislav Kulhánek as its presidential candidate for the 2018 presidential election, and started gathering signatures for its candidate.[8]

On 17 July 2017, ODA announced that it would participate in the 2017 legislative election, co-operating with a political movement For Health and Sport.[9]

In August 2017, ODA started working with a controversial youtuber, Mikael Oganesjan, and controversial agency Plavec Media. This was criticised in the media.[10][11] The negative response on social media caused Sehnal to end the collaboration.[12]

Election results

Chamber of Deputies

Year Leader Vote Vote % Seats Place Govt?
2017 Pavel Sehnal 8,030 0.15
0 / 200
19th extra-parliamentary

Presidential

Election Candidate First round result Second round result
Votes %Votes Result Votes %Votes Result
2018 Vratislav Kulhánek 24,442 0.47 9th place

References

  1. ^ "Miliardář Sehnal promluvil o Nečasovi na kandidátce ODA. I cestě na severní pól". Blesk.cz. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "ODA nakupuje členy. Přijďte si zaplavat, láká šéf partaje a miliardář Sehnal". Zprávy E15.cz. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "EU je úspěšná. Míchání národů pomáhá byznysu i míru, říká miliardář Sehnal". iDNES.cz. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Miliardář Pavel Sehnal obnovuje značku ODA, v září stranu zaregistroval". iDNES.cz. 28 December 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Se zrodem nové ODA miliardáře Sehnala pomáhá expremiér Petr Nečas". www.seznam.cz. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "ODA je zpět. Strana miliardáře Sehnala oficiálně zahájila činnost". Euro.cz (in Czech). 25 January 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Miliardář Sehnal obnovuje ODA. Kdysi slavná značka se vrací". www.seznam.cz. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "ODA posílá do boje o Hrad bývalého šéfa Škodovky Kulhánka. Má velké šance, věří si strana". Aktuálně.cz - Víte, co se právě děje (in Czech). 29 June 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "ODA půjde do voleb s hnutím Pro zdraví a sport. Reprezentují nám blízké hodnoty, tvrdí strana". Aktuálně.cz - Víte, co se právě děje (in Czech). 17 July 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "ODA se chce zapsat do učebnic politického marketingu. Pomáhá jí s tím Mike Pán a Jan Plavec". www.m-journal.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "Jak ODA s Mikešem k neštěstí přišla aneb spolupráce s youtuberem vás může také dokonale potopit" (in Slovak). Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Jan Plavec a MikeJePán dostali padáka od ODA. Jejich kumpán Kocourek stále podvádí a okrádá lidi a podnikatele". G.cz (in Czech). 19 August 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 

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