Martin Pecina

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Martin Pecina
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Minister of Interior
In office
10 July 2013 – 29 January 2014
Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok
Preceded by Jan Kubice
Succeeded by Milan Chovanec
In office
8 May 2009 – 13 July 2010
Prime Minister Jan Fischer
Preceded by Ivan Langer
Succeeded by Radek John
Personal details
Born (1968-07-09) 9 July 1968 (age 49)

Martin Pecina (born 9 July 1968) is a Czech politician, who twice served as Minister of Interior of the Czech Republic. He was the Minister of Interior in caretaker governments of Jan Fischer[1] and Jiří Rusnok. He also served as the chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition.

Early life[edit]

Pecina was born in Ostrava. He's a graduate of the Technical University of Ostrava. He worked as a programmer and was Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade from 2003 to 2005 with the Social Democratic Party. Since 2 September 2005, Pecina has been chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition.

Ministerial post[edit]

In May 2009, Pecina became Minister of Interior in the cabinet of the Prime Minister Jan Fischer. He was nominated by the Social Democratic Party.