Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
Mgr. Bohuslav Sobotka was born on 23 October 1971 in Telnice near Brno. He is married and has two children.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University in Brno in 1995.
Professional and public activity
He has been a member of the ČSSD (Czech Social Democratic Party) since December 1989 and participated in renewal of the activity of the ČSSD in Brno and in the Vyškov district. He co-founded the Young Social Democrats in 1990.
In 1996, he was elected for the first time to the Chamber of Deputies as the ČSSD candidate for the South Bohemian Region. He was repeatedly elected Member of Parliament for the ČSSD in this region in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010.
From 1998 until 2010, he worked as a member of the town council in Slavkov u Brna (1998-2010).
He was repeatedly elected to the office of Chairman of the ČSSD Parliamentary Group. From 2002 until 2006 he worked as Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister, was the Chairman of the Budget Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and Statutory Vice Chairman of the ČSSD. He has headed the Mandate and Immunity Committee of the Chamber of Deputies since December 2011. He has been Chairman of the ČSSD since March 2011.
He speaks English.