Ivan David

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Ivan David
Member of Parliament
for Czech Republic
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Personal details
Born (1952-09-24) 24 September 1952 (age 71)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political partyFreedom and Direct Democracy (2019–present)
Other political
Czech Social Democratic Party (1993–2015)
Alma materCharles University

Ivan David (born 24 September 1952) is a Czech psychiatrist, former Minister of Health and former director of the Psychiatric Hospital of Bohnice.

He graduated from Prague High School and the Faculty of General Medicine of Charles University. He then worked as a psychiatrist. From 1998 to 2002, he was a Member of Parliament for the Social Democrats, and from 1998 to 1999, he was Minister of Health. He is the grandson of Jindřich Šnobl (1903-1971), a former deputy managing director of ČKD-Stalingrad. Ivan David was a director of the psychiatric hospital in Bohnice until April 2008.[1]

Ivan David is election leader of Freedom and Direct Democracy in 2019 European Parliament election in the Czech Republic.

On 15 September 2022, he was one of 16 MEPs who voted against condemning President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua for human rights violations, in particular the arrest of Bishop Rolando Álvarez.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Ředitel bohnické léčebny Ivan David skončil" (in Czech). Týden. 2008-04-29. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ "European Parliament condemns growing repression of Catholic Church in Nicaragua, calls for release of bishop". catholicnewsagency.com.
  3. ^ "Nicaragua, in particular the arrest of the bishop Rolando Álvarez" (PDF). europarl.europa.eu.

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Preceded by Minister of Health of the Czech Republic
Succeeded by