Czech Republic: Government
- Chief of State:
- President Miloš Zeman
- Head of Government:
- Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka
- Government Name:
- Czech Republic
- Adopted: 1992; Dictates the main powers of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Also detailed are the Supreme Control Office, the Czech National Bank, and Territorial Self-Government.
- Government Type:
- Parliamentary Democracy
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The president is the head of state who has the power to appoint and recall the prime minister, sign enacted laws, negotiate and ratify international treaties, and be the commander in chief of the armed forces. The prime minister is the head of government, exercising supreme executive power, including the right to set the agenda for most foreign and domestic policy, mobilize the parliamentary majority, and choose governmental ministers.
The president is elected by majority vote through a two-round system. The prime minister is appointed by president.
The supreme court is the highest court of appeals.
Supreme court judges are proposed by the chamber of deputies and appointed by the president.
The parliament holds and passes bills, has the right to modify the constitution, ratifies international agreements, declares war, approves presence of foreign military forces in the Czech Republic, and dispatches of Czech military forces abroad.
The senate has 81 members elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies. The chamber of deputies has 200 members elected through a flexible-list proportional representation system.
Senate: 6 years; Chamber of Deputies: 4 years
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- Tax Authority:
- Ministry of Finance
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