Mgr. Karolína Peake

Mgr. Karolína Peake

Deputy Prime Minister

Personal Details

Married, mother of two sons.

Education

After studying at an English secondary school, she graduated from the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague.

Professional and Public Activity

Karolína Peake worked as a clerk at the law offices of Baker&McKenzie.

Since 2006 she has been a councilwoman for Prague 1.

In 2010 she was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for the Věci Veřejné [Public Affairs] party and was appointed Chairwoman of the Constitutional Law Committee. From April to July 2011 she was the chairwoman of Věci veřejné's parliamentary club.

As a member of parliament, she is actively involved in the creation of the government's anti-corruption strategy for 2011 and 2012, has taken part in amendments on arbitation hearings, amendments to the criminal code, an amendment to the law on conflicts of interest, the topic of strengthening independence and at the same time responsibility for state prosecutors and judges, and the direct election of the president.

She has two sons, for whom she devoted a total of five years of family leave - during which she co-founded a maternal center, along with other mothers from Prague 1. It was through issues relating to children and childrens' playgrounds that she got involved in local politics and the Věci veřejné party.

In April 2012 she decided to leave Věci Veřejné, and with colleagues established a new political party, LIDEM - Liberal Democrats.

She has been Deputy Prime Minister since 1 July 2011 and Chairwoman of the Government Anti-corruption Committee since 14 July 2011.
She was Minister of Defence from 12 do 20 December 2012 and Chairwoman of the Legislative Council of the Government from 14 July 2011 to 12 December 2012.

Personal Website

http://www.karolinapeake.cz/

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