Ivan Langer

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Ivan Langer
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Minister of the Interior
In office
2006 – 8 May 2009
Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek
Preceded by František Bublan
Succeeded by Martin Pecina
Personal details
Born (1967-01-01) January 1, 1967 (age 50)
Olomouc), Czechoslovakia
Political party Civic Democratic Party
Alma mater Palacký University, Olomouc

Ivan Langer (born 1 January 1967 in Olomouc) is a former Czech politician. He has been a member of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) since 1991. From 1996 to 2010 he was a member of the Chamber of Deputies (in 1996-2006 a vice-chairman), the Minister of Informatics and the Minister of the Interior.

Personal life and education[edit]

Ivan Langer is married to Markéta Langerová. They have 3 children, a daughter Petra, and sons Patrik and Jakub. He graduated at the Medical Faculty of the Palacky University in Olomouc and the Law Faculty at the Charles University in Prague.

Political career[edit]

In 1989 he was a member of the Palacky University, and State Student Strike Committee. He was a vice-chairman of the ODS which he joined in 1991.[1] In 1996 – 2010 he was a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament, between 1998 – 2006 he was a vice-chairman of the Chamber. In 2006 – 2007 he was the Minister of Informatics. In 2006 – 2009 he was the Minister of the Interior.

As a politician Ivan Langer focused at public administration, and drug policy (co-author of the book Rational Drug Policy). As a MP or a minister he participated in administration projects.

Langer serves as the chairman of the board of several institutions: CEVRO Liberal Conservative Academy, a private college CEVRO Institute, Safe Olomouc Foundation, the Olomouc Fortress Museum, Policemen and Firemen Foundation, and Children Road Safety Foundation. Since 1999 he was a founding member of the Palacky University board. His term ended in 2013.

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