Bohuslav Sobotka

former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

Bohuslav Sobotka (born October 23, 1971 in Telnice) is a Czech politician. He served as chairman of the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) since 2011. He was nominated to be the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic on 17 January 2014 by President Miloš Zeman.[1] He was soon chosen as Prime Minister on 29 January 2014. His term ended on 6 December 2017

Bohuslav Sobotka
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Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
In office
29 January 2014 – 6 December 2017
PresidentMiloš Zeman
Preceded byJiří Rusnok
Succeeded byAndrej Babiš
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
In office
29 May 2010 – 18 February 2018
Acting: 29 May 2010 – 21 March 2011
Preceded byJiří Paroubek
Succeeded byJan Hamáček
In office
26 April 2005 – 13 May 2006
Preceded byStanislav Gross
Succeeded byJiří Paroubek
Minister of Finance
In office
12 July 2002 – 4 September 2006
Prime MinisterVladimír Špidla
Stanislav Gross
Jiří Paroubek
Preceded byJiří Rusnok
Succeeded byVlastimil Tlustý
Member of Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
1 June 1996
Personal details
Born (1971-10-23) 23 October 1971 (age 50)
Telnice, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Alma materMasaryk University


  1. "Bohuslav Sobotka: new mild-mannered, leftist Czech PM". GlobalPost (originally Agence France-Presse). 17 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2014.

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