Tomáš Vandas

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Tomáš Vandas
Tomáš Vandas Foto.jpg
Chairman of Workers' Party
Assumed office
31 May 2003
Preceded byJiří Štěpánek
Personal details
Born (1969-03-03) 3 March 1969 (age 50)
Czech RepublicPrague, Czechoslovakia
NationalityCzech
Political partySPR–RSČ (1995–2003)
Workers' Party (2003–2010)
DSSS (2010–)
ProfessionQuality manager, politician
Websitehttp://www.tomasvandas.cz

Tomáš Vandas (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈvandas]; born 3 March 1969) is a Czech far-right politician, who has been chairman of the non-parliamentary Workers' Party of Social Justice since 2003.

Education and occupation[edit]

Vandas was born in Prague. Having completed a plumbing course, he continued his education at the High School of Industrial Technology. He is a graduate of the Jan Amos Komensky University of Prague, where he achieved a bachelor's degree in social and mass communication. His first job was in public transport services, and he now works as a quality manager in a construction company.[1]

Political career[edit]

Vandas began his political activism in 1995. From 1997-98 he worked for the Coalition for Republic - Republican Party of Czechoslovakia, initially as an assistant to an MP, and later as a member of the party's audit committee. After the parliamentary elections in 1998 he became general secretary to SPR-RSČ. In 2003 he was a founding member of the Workers' Party, and has been its chairman since 31 May 2003.

Vandas stood in the senate elections in 2010 but was unsuccessful, receiving 5.13% of the vote. In March 2012, Vandas announced his intention to run for Czech president in the 2013 direct presidential elections,[2] but failed to collect the required 50,000 signatures.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (In Czech)Biography tomasvandas.cz
  2. ^ "Leader of far-right DSSS Vandas running for Czech president". Ceskenoviny.cz. 3 March 2012.

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