Pavel Rychetský

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Pavel Rychetský
3rd President of the Constitutional Court
Assumed office
6 August 2003
Nominated by Václav Klaus
Miloš Zeman
Preceded by Miloš Holeček
Minister of Justice
In office
15 July 2002 – 5 August 2003
Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla
Preceded by Jaroslav Bureš
Succeeded by Karel Čermák
Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
In office
22 July 1998 – 12 July 2002
Prime Minister Miloš Zeman
Senator from Strakonice
In office
23 November 1996 – 6 August 2003
Preceded by office established
Succeeded by Josef Kalbáč
Personal details
Born 17 August 1943
Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
Nationality Czech
Political party Independent (2003-present)
Other political
Communist Party (1966-1969)
Civic Forum (1989-91)
Civic Movement (1991-95)
Social Democratic Party (1995-2003)
Children 3
Alma mater Charles University

Pavel Rychetský (born 17 August 1943) is the 3rd and current President of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. The Senate confirmed him on 16 July 2003 and on 6 August 2003 he was sworn in by President Václav Klaus and reappointed in 2013 by President Miloš Zeman.

Before joining the Constitutional Court, Rychetský was the Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Legislative Council from 15 July 2002 to 5 August 2003 and also Senator from Strakonice from 1996 to 2003. Between 1998 and 2002 he served as vicepresident of Miloš Zeman's government.

Previously, he had a private law practice and held positions in the Government since early 1990s.

Rychetský was awarded the Légion d'honneur on 12 July 2005.

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