Petr Nečas

Petr Nečas
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9th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
In office
28 June 2010 – 10 July 2013
PresidentVáclav Klaus
Miloš Zeman
Preceded byJan Fischer
Succeeded byJiří Rusnok
Leader of the Civic Democratic Party
In office
20 April 2010 – 17 June 2013
Preceded byMirek Topolánek
Succeeded byPetr Fiala
Minister of Defence
In office
21 December 2012 – 19 March 2013
Prime MinisterPetr Nečas
Preceded byKarolína Peake
Succeeded byVlastimil Picek
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
In office
4 September 2006 – 8 May 2009
Prime MinisterMirek Topolánek
Preceded byZdeněk Škromach
Succeeded byPetr Šimerka
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
1 January 1993 – 28 August 2013
Personal details
Born (1964-11-19) 19 November 1964 (age 54)
Uherské Hradiště, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political partyCivic Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Radka Nečasová (1984–2013)
Jana Nečasová (2013–present)
Alma materJan Evangelista Purkyně University (now Masaryk University)
SignatureOfficial website

Petr Nečas (born 19 November 1964; Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtr̩ ˈnɛtʃas]) is a Czech former politician who served as 9th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and Leader of the Civic Democratic Party from 2010 to 2013, and as Member of the Chamber of Deputies (MP) from 1993 to 2013.

Born in Uherské Hradiště, Nečas earned a doctor of natural sciences degree in physics at Masaryk University in Brno. In 1991, he was one of the co-founders of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS). Becoming an MP in 1993, he served as a member of the Foreign Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and three years later he became Chairman of the Committee on Security. In 2006 Nečas was appointed as Minister of Labour and Social Affairs under the leadership of Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek. In the Chamber of Deputies, he was given the nickname Fidel by the communist MPs due to his long filibustering speeches.[1] The 2010 legislative election led to Nečas becoming Prime Minister as the head of a coalition government with TOP 09 and Public Affairs (VV) (later replaced by Liberal Democrats). His premiership was marked by the ongoing effects of the late-2000s financial crisis; these involved a large deficit in government finances that his government sought to reduce through austerity measures. The cabinet led by Nečas pushed through laws on the restitution of the properties of the Christian churches, pensionary reform and reform of the colleges; all of these were deeply unpopular and were much criticized.

Nečas resigned on 17 June 2013, in the aftermath of a police investigation in which his chief of staff Jana Nagyová (now Jana Nečasová [cs]), who was also his mistress, was arrested. His resignation opened the way to the 2013 snap election, where his party ODS was marginalized to only 16 seats, the lowest in its history, and sent into opposition.

He has been praised for the savings made to rein in the Czech Republic's national debt. His critics often accuse him of corruption and criticise his inability to solve healthcare issues.[2]

Private life and education

Nečas was born in Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic, on 19 November 1964.[3] He attended gymnasium in Uherské Hradiště from 1979 to 1983. He graduated from the Faculty of Science at the University of J.E. Purkyně in Brno in 1988.[3]

Nečas met his future wife, Radka Nečasová, at school when he was 18. In 2013, he filed for divorce and not long after married his former chief of staff, Jana Nagyová.

Other Languages
العربية: بيتر نيكاس
беларуская: Петр Нечас
català: Petr Nečas
čeština: Petr Nečas
Deutsch: Petr Nečas
Ελληνικά: Πετρ Νέτσας
español: Petr Nečas
Esperanto: Petr Nečas
فارسی: پتر نکاس
français: Petr Nečas
galego: Petr Nečas
հայերեն: Պետր Նեչաս
italiano: Petr Nečas
עברית: פטר נצ'אס
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magyar: Petr Nečas
Malagasy: Petr Nečas
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occitan: Petr Nečas
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português: Petr Nečas
română: Petr Nečas
русский: Нечас, Петр
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српски / srpski: Петр Нечас
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Petr Nečas
svenska: Petr Nečas
українська: Петр Нечас
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