Marek Hilšer

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Marek Hilšer
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Personal details
Born (1976-03-23) 23 March 1976 (age 43)
Chomutov, Czechoslovakia
CitizenshipCzech
Political partyIndependent (2016-2018)
Marek Hilšer for Senate (since 2018)
Alma materCharles University
OccupationPhysician
Websitewww.mareknahrad.cz

Marek Hilšer (born 23 March 1976) is a Czech political activist and university lecturer. He stood to become Czech president in the 2018 presidential election, but finished fifth in the first round, failing to advance.

Biography[edit]

Hilšer was born in Chomutov in 1976. His family emigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1989 but returned in 1990. He studied Public Relations at Charles University and went to United States in 1999, where he had jobs including working as a plumber and digger.[1] He returned to the Czech Republic in 2004 and studied Medicine at Charles University. In 2007, he became a scientist at the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University.[2]

In 2008, Hilšer led protests against plans by Minister of Health Tomáš Julínek to turn teaching hospitals into joint-stock companies.[3] Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek later announced the plans would not be implemented.[4]

Hilšer also led protests against university reforms by Minister of Education Josef Dobeš in 2012, known as "a week of unrest".[5]

Hilšer announced his candidacy for Czech president on 27 July 2016.[6] He finished fifth of the nine candidates, with 8.83% of the vote.[7] Hilšer then endorsed Jiří Drahoš for the second round.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nevidím nebezpečí, na co ploty, říká lékař Hilšer. Chce porazit Zemana". iDNES.cz. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1. lékařská fakulta Univerzity Karlovy". www.lf1.cuni.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Medici vyvěsili transparent a zahájili protesty proti Julínkovým plánům". iDNES.cz. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Premiér: Fakultní nemocnice nebudou převáděny na akciové společnosti". Vláda.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  5. ^ "V Praze protestovaly tisíce studentů VŠ proti reformě". Pražský deník (in Czech). 29 February 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Lékař a aktivista Marek Hilšer bude kandidovat na prezidenta". Forum24 (in Czech). Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Výsledky Marka Hilšera". idnes.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Drahoš ukončil kontaktní kampaň. U voličů se za něj budou přimlouvat Horáček, Hilšer i Fischer". irozhlas.cz. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.