Jiří Liška (statesman)

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Jiří liška in 2007

Jiří Liška (born 12 May 1949 in Havlíčkův Brod) is a Czech statesman and veterinarian. He is a former Vice-President of the Czech Senate.

Personal life[edit]

Liška graduated from veterinary school in Brno in 1974.

During the Velvet Revolution, he worked as veterinarian in Prague, Tábor and Jičín. In 1990, he was appointed temporary chairman of the Civic National Committee of Jičín. In 1992, already a member of the Civic Democratic Party, he was elected to the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia that was dissolved following the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993.

In 1994 - 2002 he served as the mayor of Jičín. Liška was first elected to the Senate of the Czech Republic in 1996, and was reelected in 1998 and 2004 in the Jičín district. Among his functions in the Senate, most notable are the chairmanship of the Civic Democratic Party caucus and Vicepresidency of the Senate.

He is a founding signatory of the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism[1] as well as the Declaration on Crimes of Communism.

Jiří Liška is married to Zuzana Liška. They have two sons, Petr and Jan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prague Declaration - Declaration Text". 3 June 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2010.