Vít Bárta

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Vít Bárta
Minister of Transport
In office
13 July 2010 – 21 April 2011
Preceded by Gustáv Slamečka
Succeeded by Radek Šmerda
Personal details
Born 5 December 1973
Profession businessman

Vít Bárta (born 5 December 1973) is the former Czech Minister of Transport,[1] member and leader of the political party Public Affairs (Věci veřejné).

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and became a member of Petr Nečas' cabinet.


In April, 2011, Bárta was accused of bribery by his colleagues from Public Affairs, deputies Jaroslav Škárka, Stanislav Huml, and Kristýna Kočí. The deputies were subsequently expelled from the party. The incident caused serious problems in the Czech government coalition.[2]

On 8 April 2011, Bárta announced his resignation from the government of Petr Nečas.[3]

A year later, in April 2012, Barta was convicted of bribery and conditionally sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment.[4]

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