List of Presidents of the Czech Republic

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This is a list of Presidents of the Czech Republic, a political office that was created in 1993 following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia.

The Czech Republic is a parliamentary representative democracy, with the President acting as head of state and the Prime Minister acting as head of government.

The first President of the Czech Republic was Václav Havel. The current President is Miloš Zeman, in office since 8 March 2013. Until 2012, the President was elected by the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, for a term lasting five years. Since 2013 the President is elected by popular vote. The only living former President of the Czech Republic is Václav Klaus.

Presidents of the Czech Republic[edit]

Parties

  Independent   ODS   SPO

No.
President Took office Left office Party Term
Previous office
1 Vaclav Havel cropped.jpg Václav Havel
(1936–2011)
2 February 1993 2 February 2003 Independent 1 (1993) President of Czech and Slovak Federative Republic (1989–1992)
2 (1998)
2 Vaclav Klaus headshot.jpg Václav Klaus
(1941–)
7 March 2003 7 March 2013 Civic Democratic Party
(ODS)
3 (2003) Prime Minister (1992–1998)
4 (2008)
3 Zeman M 1.JPG Miloš Zeman
(1944–)
8 March 2013 Incumbent Party of Civic Rights
(SPO)
5 (2013) Prime Minister (1998–2002)

Living former Presidents[edit]

There is one living former Czech President:

See also[edit]

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