Jiří Pospíšil

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Jiří Pospíšil
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Minister of Justice
In office
13 July 2010 – 27 June 2012
Prime Minister Petr Nečas
Preceded by Daniela Kovářová
Succeeded by Pavel Blažek
In office
4 September 2006 – 8 May 2009
Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek
Preceded by Pavel Němec
Succeeded by Daniela Kovářová
Member of Parliament for Plzeň Region
In office
15 June 2002 – 20 June 2014
Member of the European Parliament for Czech Republic
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1975-11-24) 24 November 1975 (age 41)
Chomutov, Czechoslovakia
Political party Civic Democratic Alliance (1994–1998)
Civic Democratic Party (1998–2014)
Independent as TOP 09 (2014-present)
Profession Lawyer

Jiří Pospíšil (born 24 November 1975 in Chomutov) is a Czech politician, a former member of the Chamber of Deputies. He has served twice as Justice Minister, firstly between 2006 and 2009, then later between 2010 and 2012. He is the youngest person to hold this position in the country's history.[citation needed]

In 1999, he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of West Bohemia. From 2009 to 2010, he was the Dean of the same faculty. From 2010 until June 2012 he was Justice Minister again, in the Government of Petr Nečas.

Pospíšil, a former member of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), ran in the 2014 European Parliament election for TOP 09. He received the most preferential votes of all candidates in the election.[1]


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