Jan Stráský

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Ján Stráský
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Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia
In office
2 July 1992 – 31 December 1992
Preceded byMarián Čalfa
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Personal details
Born(1940-12-24)24 December 1940
Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
Died6 November 2019(2019-11-06) (aged 78)
Štěrboholy, Prague, Czech Republic
Political partyKSČ (1964-1969)
ODS (1991-1998)
US–DEU (1998-2001)

Jan Stráský (24 December 1940 – 6 November 2019[1]) was a Czech politician, who served as the last Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia in 1992.[2]

Early life[edit]

Stráský studied philosophy and political economy at the Charles University in Prague.[3] From 1958 to 1990 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. From 1992 he was a 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. When Czechoslovak President Václav Havel resigned on 20 July 1992 due to his disagreement with the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, Stráský also took on some presidential competencies until the country was formally dissolved at the end of 1992.[3]

From 2001 to 2006 Stráský was the regional head of government in the South Bohemian Region, at which point he left politics. From 2011–2012 he was the director of Sumava National Park.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://zpravy.aktualne.cz/domaci/ve-veku-78-let-zemrel-posledni-premier-federalni-vlady-jan-s/r~f6cc7b3200ca11ea926e0cc47ab5f122/
  2. ^ "Zemřel Jan Stráský". novinky.cz (in Czech). 6 November 2019. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Jan Stráský" (in Czech). Government of the Czech Republic. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Ropákem roku je reditel Sumavsky Strásky, i kvuli diskreditaci poslání parku". iDNES.cz (in Czech). 27 April 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
Government offices
Preceded by
Marián Čalfa
Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia
1992
Succeeded by
(none)
Preceded by
(none)
Minister of Transportation of the Czech Republic
1992–1995
Succeeded by
Vladimír Budínský
Preceded by
Luděk Rubáš
Minister of Health of the Czech Republic
1995–1998
Succeeded by
Zuzana Roithová