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2001 Civic Democratic Party leadership election

A leadership election was held for the Civic Democratic Party in the Czech Republic prior to the 2002 parliamentary elections. The election was considered a part of preparations for the parliamentary elections and saw incumbent leader Václav Klaus run unopposed.[1] Klaus was re-elected with 242 of the 263 votes,[2] after which he promised that he would resign if the ODS failed to win the parliamentary elections.[3] The party was subsequently defeated by the Czech Social Democratic Party in the elections and Klaus resigned, leading to another leadership election in 2002.


Candidate Votes %
Václav Klaus 242 92.01
Against 21 7.99
Total 263 100


  1. ^ "ODS se připravuje na volby". 2 November 2001. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Volba předsedy ODS v historii: jednoznačná záležitost". (in Czech). 20 June 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Klaus sází hlavně na sebe". 7 November 2001. Retrieved 9 March 2017.