Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a parliamentary democracy.

An excerpt from the article 27 facts about Czech Republic

The head of state is the president, elected in general elections for a five-year term since 2013. The legislative body is a bicameral parliament, consisting of the lower house of parliament (200 parliamentarians) - the Chamber of Deputies, and the upper house - the Senate (81 senators).

The Czech Republic is a member of many international organizations, including the UN, NATO, the European Union, the Schengen area, the Council of Europe, the OECD, and the Visegrad Group.

Since 2019, the vice-president of the European Commission has been a Czech, Vera Jourova. She is responsible for values and transparency. During her function in the European Commission, she questioned political changes in Poland and Hungary and supported a stronger link between European funds and the rule of law (in 2020, Viktor Orban demanded her resignation, considering her criticism offensive).