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|Mayor of Prague|
28 November 2002 – 30 November 2010
|Preceded by||Igor Němec|
|Succeeded by||Bohuslav Svoboda|
18 July 1963 |
|Children||2 - Jáchym, Matouš|
|Alma mater||Johns Hopkins University|
Pavel Bém (born 18 July 1963) is a Czech physician and politician. Between 28 November 2002 and 30 November 2010 he served as the Mayor of the Capital City of Prague, and re-elected in 2006. On 19 November 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.
He ran for the leader of his party, but lost.
Bém has many interests besides his political career, including mountain climbing, sea diving, and playing the piano. On 18 May 2007 Bem fulfilled his "childhood dream" of reaching the peak of Mt. Everest. On 1 August 2012 he climbed the second highest peak in the world and the most difficult eight-thousander, K2 (together with Peter Hamor, without supplemental oxygen).
Bém is a close friend of billionaire Roman Janoušek.
- "ODS v Praze 1 po tahanicích nepodpořila Béma ani Topolánka". Novinky.cz. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
- 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.
- "Polski Himalaizm Zimowy". Polskihimalaizmzimowy.pl. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
- Zuzana Kaiserová, Bém se vzdal regulovaného nájmu. Vydělal tak 3,5 milionu, iDNES, 26. května 2009
- Official website (English version also present)
- Civic Democratic Party (in English)
- Civic Democratic Party Prague
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