Pavel Bém

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Pavel Bém
Pavel Bém s manželkou 2013 (cropped).JPG
Mayor of Prague
In office
28 November 2002 – 30 November 2010
Preceded byIgor Němec
Succeeded byBohuslav Svoboda
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
29 May 2010 – 28 August 2013
Personal details
Born (1963-07-18) 18 July 1963 (age 57)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Political partyODS
Spouse(s)Radmila Bémová
Children2 - Jáchym, Matouš
Alma materCharles University in Prague, 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.

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 18 May 2007 Bem fulfilled his "childhood dream" of reaching the peak of Mount Everest.[2] On 1 August 2012 he climbed the second highest peak in the world, K2, together with Peter Hamor, and 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.

In 2008, Bém ran for leadership of ODS but was defeated by the incumbent leader Mirek Topolánek.

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Polski Himalaizm Zimowy". Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Zuzana Kaiserová, Bém se vzdal regulovaného nájmu. Vydělal tak 3,5 milionu, iDNES, 26. května 2009

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