Ivan Bartoš (born 20 March 1980) is a Czech software architect, activist, politician and a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic since October 2017. He is the chairman of the Czech Pirate Party, the third largest party in the Chamber of Deputies following the 2017 legislative election,[1] and serves as the chairman of the Committee on Public Administration and Regional Development since November 2017.[2]

Ivan Bartoš
Ivan Bartoš 2017 Praha.jpg
Bartoš in November 2017
Leader of the Czech Pirate Party
Assumed office
2 April 2016
In office
7 October 2013 – 6 June 2014
In office
24 October 2009 – 25 June 2013
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
21 October 2017
Chairman of the Committee on Public Administration and Regional Development
Assumed office
29 November 2017
Personal details
Born (1980-03-20) 20 March 1980 (age 39)
Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political partyCzech Pirate Party
Spouse(s)Lydie Franka Bartošová
Alma materCharles University

Work and political activismEdit

Ivan Bartoš was born on 20 March 1980, in Jablonec nad Nisou, a mountain resort town in northern Bohemia, Czech Republic. He studied information studies and librarianship at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague and participated in a student exchange program at the University of New Orleans. Subsequently, Bartoš worked in the IT industry and was elected chairman of the Pirate Party in October 2009.[3]

Bartoš at a press conference in July 2019

Bartoš led the Pirates in 2017 Czech legislative election to become the third largest party and won 22 out of 200 seats in the Chamber of Deputies with 10.8% of the votes.[1]

Personal life and viewsEdit

He is a member of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church,[4] and has been married since 2015. He has supported anti-fascist events[5] and is a pacifist.[6] Bartoš participates in "do it yourself" culture, plays accordion, and played church organ during his youth.[7]


  1. ^ a b Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin. BBC News. Published on 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ PhDr. Ivan Bartos, Ph.D. psp.cz.
  3. ^ Pirate Party 24.-25. October 2009 meeting resolution
  4. ^ ""Cíl je změna. Prostředek je politika," říká šéf pirátů". denik.cz. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Kompro na Bartoše? Ano, byl jsem na demonstracích. A nestydím se za to, vzkazuje šéf Pirátů". eurozpravy.cz. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  6. ^ Renáta Bohuslavová. Předseda Pirátů Bartoš: Nejsme vítači migrantů a jít do vlády se nebojíme (in Czech). novinky.cz. 10 October 2017.
  7. ^ „Cíl je změna. Prostředek je politika,“ říká šéf pirátů (in Czech). jablonecky.denik.cz. 23.1.2017.

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