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List of presidents of the Czech Republic

This is a list of presidents of the Czech Republic, a political office that was created in 1993 following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia.

The Czech Republic is a parliamentary representative democracy, with the President acting as head of state and the prime minister acting as head of government.

The first president of the Czech Republic was Václav Havel. The current president is Miloš Zeman, in office since 8 March 2013. Until 2012, the president was elected by the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, for a term lasting five years. Since 2013 the president is elected by popular vote. The only living former president of the Czech Republic is Václav Klaus.

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Presidents of the Czech RepublicEdit

Parties

  Independent   ODS   SPO

President
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Party Term Previous office(s)
1   Václav Havel
(1936–2011)
2 February 1993 2 February 2003 Independent 1 (1993) President of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic (1989–1992)
2 (1998)
2   Václav Klaus
(born 1941)
7 March 2003 7 March 2013 Civic Democratic Party
(ODS)
3 (2003) Minister of Finance of Czechoslovakia (1989–1992),[1] Prime Minister (1992–1998), Chairman of the Lower House of Parliament (1998–2002)[2]
4 (2008)
3   Miloš Zeman
(born 1944)
8 March 2013 Incumbent
(Term ends on 8 March 2023)
Party of Civic Rights
(SPO)
5 (2013) Chairman of the Lower House of Parliament (1996–1998),[3] Prime Minister (1998–2002)
6 (2018)

Living former PresidentsEdit

There is one living former Czech President:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ministři v historii". Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Prof. Ing. Václav Klaus, CSc". Poslanecká sněmovna Parlament České republiky. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Ing. Miloš Zeman". Poslanecká sněmovna Parlament České republiky. Retrieved 5 April 2018.

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