Pavel Bém

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Pavel Bém
Pavel Bem.jpg
Mayor of Prague
In office
28 November 2002 – 30 November 2010
Preceded by Igor Němec
Succeeded by Bohuslav Svoboda
Personal details
Born ( 1963 -07-18) July 18, 1963 (age 51)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Political party ODS
Spouse(s) Radmila Bémová
Children 2 - Jáchym, Matouš
Alma mater Charles University in Prague,

Johns Hopkins University


Pavel Bém (born July 18, 1963) is a Czech physician and politician. Between November 28, 2002 and November 30, 2010 he served as the Mayor of the Capital City of Prague, re-elected 2006. On November 19, 2006, he was elected Deputy Leader of the Civic Democratic Party.

Bém studied medicine at the Charles University in Prague, specializing in psychiatry and subsequently devoted most of his medical career to the treatment of drug addiction. He served on a government anti-narcotics commission.

A member of the Civic Democratic Party, since 1998 he has been mayor of the 6th district of Prague and since 2002 has become the mayor of the entire city of Prague.

He ran for the leader of his party,[1] but lost.

Bém has many interests besides his political career, including mountain climbing, sea diving, and playing the piano. On May 18, 2007, Bem fulfilled his "childhood dream" of reaching the peak of Mt. Everest.[2] On August 1, 2012, he climbed second highest peak in the world and the most difficult eight-thousander, K2 (together with Peter Hamor, without supplemental oxygen).[3]

In 2007, Bém and his wife received CZK 3,5 million for leaving a rent-controlled apartment from Petr Pudil.[4] Pudil is co-owner of Most-based mining company Czech Coal.

Bém is a close friend of billionaire Roman Janoušek.

After the celebration of the 19th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution at Národní Street in Prague


  1. ^ "ODS v Praze 1 po tahanicích nepodpořila Béma ani Topolánka". Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Lazarová, Daniela (May 29, 2007). "Prague's lord mayor climbs Mount Everest and comes down to earth with a bump". Radio Prague. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Polski Himalaizm Zimowy". Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Zuzana Kaiserová, Bém se vzdal regulovaného nájmu. Vydělal tak 3,5 milionu, iDNES, 26. května 2009

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