Jan Stráský

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Ján Stráský
Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia
In office
2 July 1992 – 31 December 1992
Preceded by Marián Čalfa
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born (1940-12-24) 24 December 1940 (age 76)
Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
Political party KSČ (1964-1969)
ODS (1991-1998)
US–DEU (1998-2001)

Jan Stráský (born 24 December 1940 in Plzeň) is a Czech politician, who notably served as the last Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia in 1992.

Stráský studied philosophy and political economy at the Charles University in Prague.[1] During the 1960s-'80s he worked at the Central bank of Czechoslovakia. From 1964 to 1969 he was a member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.

In 1991 Stráský became a member of the Civic Democratic Party, since 1992 he was member of parliament, minister of transportation (1993–95), and minister of health (1995–96). From 2 July to 31 December 1992 he served as prime minister. Since Václav Havel, at that time president of Czechoslovakia, resigned due to his disagreement with the dissolution of Czechoslovakia on 20 July 1992, some presidential competencies were handed over to Stráský.[1] Later he left politics and as of 2005 works in the civil service.

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  1. ^ a b "Jan Stráský" (in Czech). Government of the Czech Republic. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Marián Čalfa
Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minister of Transportation of the Czech Republic
Succeeded by
Vladimír Budínský
Preceded by
Luděk Rubáš
Minister of Health of the Czech Republic
Succeeded by
Zuzana Roithová