Jiří Pospíšil

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Jiří Pospíšil

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Leader of TOP 09
In office
26 November 2017 24 November 2019
Preceded by Miroslav Kalousek
Succeeded by Markéta Pekarová Adamová
Minister of Justice
In office
13 July 2010 27 June 2012
Prime Minister Petr Nečas
Preceded by Daniela Kovářová
Succeeded by Pavel Blažek
In office
4 September 2006 8 May 2009
Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek
Preceded by Pavel Němec
Succeeded by Daniela Kovářová
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
15 June 2002 20 June 2014
Member of the European Parliament for Czech Republic
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1975-11-24) 24 November 1975 (age 45)
Chomutov, Czechoslovakia
Political party Civic Democratic Alliance
(1994–1998)
Civic Democratic Party
(1998–2014)
Independent as TOP 09
(2014–2017)
TOP 09
(2017–)
ProfessionLawyer

Jiří Pospíšil (born 24 November 1975) is a Czech politician, who was leader of TOP 09 from November 2017 until November 2019. As a deputy for the Civic Democratic Party, Pospíšil served twice as Czech Minister of Justice: between 2006 and 2009 under Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek, and then again from 2010 to 2012 in the government of Petr Nečas. Pospíšil was a member of the Chamber of Deputies (MP) from 2002 to 2014.

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Career

Born in Chomutov, Pospíšil graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of West Bohemia in 1999. From 2009 to 2010, he was the Dean of the same faculty. From 2010 until June 2012 he was Justice Minister again, in the Government of Petr Nečas.

Pospíšil, a former member of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), ran in the 2014 European Parliament election for TOP 09. He received the most preferential votes of all candidates in the election. [1]

On 26 November 2017, he was elected leader of TOP 09, replacing co-founder Miroslav Kalousek. [2] He stepped down as leader on 24 November 2019.

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References

  1. "Czech PM happy pro-European parties place in three top positions". ČTK . Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. Roubková, Janetta (26 November 2017). "Nový předseda TOP 09 je Pospíšil, první místopředsedkyní Pekarová. 'Jdeme pracovat na komunálních volbách.'". irozhlas.cz. Retrieved 28 November 2017.