Oldřich Černík

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Oldřich Černík
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Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia
In office
8 April 1968 – 28 January 1970
Preceded by Jozef Lenárt
Succeeded by Lubomír Štrougal
Personal details
Born (1921-10-21)October 21, 1921
Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Died October 19, 1994(1994-10-19) (aged 72)
Prague, Czech Republic
Nationality Czech
Political party Communist Party of Czechoslovakia

Oldřich Černík (October 27, 1921 - October 19, 1994) was a Czechoslovakian Communist political figure. He was the Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia from April 8, 1968 to January 28, 1970.

A party official and well-known technocrat, Černík was a strong supporter of the Prague Spring reforms of 1968. In August 1968 he was forced to go to the Soviet Union along with other politicians, and when he returned he asked the Czech people to cooperate with the Soviet Union but promised to continue reforms. In 1970 he lost his position due to his continued support of reform and was expelled from the communist party. He attempted a political comeback in the early 1990s after the end of the communist regime. He died in Prague.

Political offices
Preceded by
Jozef Lenárt
Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia
1968 – 1970
Succeeded by
Lubomír Štrougal