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The new government of the Czech Republic following the elections of 2010

photo:  (sxc.hu)

Václav Klaus, the President of the Republic, appointed new members of the government on 13th July 2010, from among those who were elected during the parliamentary elections in May. In August the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic also gave the government its vote of confidence.

The Czech Republic has an all-male government. There are no women in the government, a situation that has occurred for the third time in the history of the independent republic (since 1993). On the contrary, female politicians have assumed supreme functions in the legislative body, i.e. in the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

The CZ Government is made up of representatives of the three centre-right political parties, which signed a coalition agreement following the last elections. The new government is made up of 15 members, headed by the Prime Minister Petr Nečas. The victorious coalition parties have divided the political seats among themselves in the following manner:
  • ODS (Civic Democratic Party) – The Civic Democratic party has five ministerial seats in the government and the post of chairman.
  • TOP 09 – has five ministers
  • VV – Public Affairs has four ministerial posts in the government.

You can find a list of members of the government here.

Interesting facts about the CZ government:

  • Prime Minister Petr Nečas, who was nicknamed “Mr Clean“ during the pre-election campaigns, is the second youngest prime minister since 1993 – he was born on 19th November 1964. The youngest prime minister was social democrat Stanislav Gross (born in 1969).
  • The current government has the strongest support in the history of the independent Czech Republic: it has one hundred and eighteen votes in the two hundred member strong Chamber of Deputies, compared to the eighty-two votes of the social democrats and communists.
  • Prince Karel Schwarzenberg is the oldest member of government. He assumed the office of Minister of Foreign Affairs at seventy-four years of age.
Author: Andrea Kábelová
Source: Vlada.cz, internet,
Added: 13.08.2010

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