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17. 1. 2014 15:34

Bohuslav Sobotka, the leader of the Czech Social Democratic Party, named prime minister today

Today, President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman appointed the current leader of the Czech Social Democratic Party Bohuslav Sobotka prime minister, and asked him to form the Government of the Czech Republic.

“The new government must begin to function as soon as possible. In the next several days, I will thus give the president a list of proposed names for the government from the ranks of the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), the ANO Movement, and the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL). I am confident that the new cabinet shall receive a vote of confidence from the Chamber of Deputies. I want to lead a government that shall renew a properly functioning state to improve living conditions for its people,” stated newly appointed Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

The cabinet of new Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka shall take over from Jiří Rusnok’s government as soon as the new government is named.

 

Bohuslav Sobotka - Curriculum Vitae

Born

October 23, 1971, Telnice

Marital Status

Married (has 2 sons)

Education and Career

1990 – 1995 Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Law

1996 – 1998 Elected member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Member of the Committee on the Budget, Member of the Mandate and Immunity Committee

1998 – 2002 Reelected member of the Chamber of Deputies, Member of the Committee on the Budget, Chairman of the Subcommittee for Capital and Financial Markets

2002 – 2006 Reelected member of the Chamber of Deputies, Member of the Government of the Czech Republic, Minister of Finance

2005 – 2006 Deputy Prime Minister

2006 – 2010 Reelected member of the Chamber of Deputies, Chairman of the Committee on the Budget, Member of the Steering Committee

2010 – 2011 Reelected member of the Chamber of Deputies, Member of the Committee on the Budget, Member of the Steering Committee

Since 2011 – Chairman of the Mandate and Immunity Committee, Member of the Chamber of Deputies

Political activities

Member of the Czech Social Democratic Party (since 1989), participated in restoration of the party’s activities in Brno

Chairman of the parliamentary club of the Czech Social Democratic Party (2001 – 2002, 2009 – 2011)

Chairman of the South Moravian regional organization of the Czech Social Democratic Party (2001 – 2002)

Member of the Presidium of the Czech Social Democratic Party (since 2003)

Statutory Vice-chairman of the Czech Social Democratic Party (2005 – 2011)

Chairman of the Czech Social Democratic Party (since March 2011)

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