Ivan Bartoš

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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 38)
Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political party Czech Pirate Party
Spouse(s) Lydie Franka Bartošová
Alma mater Charles University
Website pirati.cz

Ivan Bartoš (born 20 March 1980) is a Czech computer specialist, 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]

Life and work[edit]

Ivan Bartoš was born on 20 March 1980, in Jablonec nad Nisou, northern Bohemia. 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 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 views[edit]

He is a member of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church[4] and supported Antifa events.[5]


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