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Skilled in dealing with media, he presents himself as a "hands-on reformer" and being tough on corruption. Evidence of which is hard to find. In fact, surveys consistently show that Prague citizens view their city government as extremely corrupt and many claim to have experienced this first hand.
Before he became Prime Minister, CSSD leader Jiri Paroubek served as Bem's Deputy Mayor and was in charge of contracts at City Hall. Bem has never expressed any reservations with Paroubek's controversial tenure in this post
edits made based on weasel words:and in 2006 is is believed that President Vaclav Klaus attempted to maneouvre Bem into the job as a replacement for ODS leader Topolanek, who is not viewed as close to Klaus.
this article needs verified footnotes. wikipedia is not a forum for individual viewpoints. it's an encyclopedia. --TresRoque (talk) 19:08, 17 November 2008 (UTC)