Czech President Miloš Zeman has officially called a general election for October 20-21, which is the latest date when the voting can take place.
According to Czech constitution, Zeman must call the election at least 90 days before it is held and the election must be held 30 days before the four-year term ends, which this time is before Oct. 26, 2017.
Parties will have to submit their lists of candidates before Aug. 15. Regional offices and Prague City Hall will make a decision on which of the parties and movements will be allowed to run in the election by Sept. 1.
The hot campaign will start on October 4. It will be connected with the broadcasts of election spots on the public Czech Television (CT) and Czech Radio (CRo).