Jiří Hynek

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Jiří Hynek
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Personal details
Born (1960-12-20) 20 December 1960 (age 57)
Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
CitizenshipCzech
Political partyREAL
Alma materCharles University
OccupationManager

Jiří Hynek (born 20 December 1960) is a Czech business manager, Chairman of the Association for Weapons and Defense Industry of the Czech Republic, and a politician. He is a member of the Realists party,[1][2] and was the party's candidate in the 2018 presidential election, finishing sixth of nine candidates.

Early career[edit]

Hynek studied at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in Prague in the 1980s. After his studies he worked for a number of Czech companies before becoming a business manager.[3]

In 2011, Hynek became the new Chairman of the Association for Weapons and Defense Industry of the Czech Republic.[1] In 2016 Hynek co-founded a new political party, the Realists.[4]

He is a member of the Czech chapter of Mensa.[5]

2018 Presidential election[edit]

Hynek announced his candidacy for the 2018 presidential election on 21 August 2017, and started gathering the signatures required to be registered as a candidate. He stated that he planned to focus on security during the campaign.[6]

On 17 October 2017, Hynek announced that he had gathered the 20 MP signatures needed for nomination.[7] He finished sixth with 1.23% of the vote.[8] Hynek endorsed Miloš Zeman for the second round.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b webmaster@tyden.cz, TYDEN, www.tyden.cz, e-mail: (3 June 2011). "Nový šéfem Asociace zbrojařů je Jiří Hynek". TÝDEN.cz. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Kandidát na prezidenta Jiří Hynek: Kdo je zbrojař od Realistů?". Blesk.cz. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Z Matfyzu do čela Asociace obranného a bezpečnostního průmyslu". www.matfyz.cz. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Robejškovci chtějí pro všechny armádní výcvik". Realisté (in Czech). Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Rozhovor s Jiřím Hynkem". mensa.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Na Hrad chce i šéf asociace bezpečnostního průmyslu Hynek, kandiduje za Realisty". ceskatelevize.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Dalším prezidentským kandidátem je Jiří Hynek, získal podpisy poslanců". novinky.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Výsledky Jiřího Hynka". Idnes.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Kromě Hanniga podpoří Zemana i Hynek. Zbylí kandidáti Drahoše". tn.cz. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.