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MVDr. Jiří Liška

(born 1949)

Between 1996 and 2010 he was a Senator in the Czech Parliament. In the Senate he held the positions of the Chamber’s Vice-Chair and the Chair of the Civic Democrats’ club for a certain time. After graduating at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno and completing the compulsory military service he worked as a veterinarian for nearly twenty years. In 1990 he became the Chair of the Municipal Authority in Jičín. Two years later he entered the Civic Democratic Party, where he was included in the list of candidates and subsequently elected Deputy in the Federal Assembly. In the years 1994-2002 he was the mayor of Jičín. In 1996 he was elected Senator for the Jičín district for the first time. He managed to retain his post in the senatorial elections in 1998 and 2004; in 2010 he was not elected again. From 2004 he was the Vice-Chair of the Senate. In 2010 he started his own business. In 2011 he became a member of the board of directors in the state company Lesy ČR (Czech Forests).

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