Peter Colotka

Czechoslovak diplomat, member of Slovak National Council, member of Czechoslovak parliament, prime minister of the Slovakia, politician and slovak nation politician

Peter Colotka (10 January 1925 – 21 April 2019) was a Slovak academic, lawyer and politician. He served as the Prime Minister of the Slovak Socialist Republic from 1969 to 1988. He was became the Czechoslovak ambassador to France in late 1988 and served until January 1990. In 1990, he was arrested and accused of embezzlement, abuse of power and theft. Charges were dropped in 1994.[1]

Colotka was born in the village of Sedliacka Dubová. He studied law at Comenius University in Bratislava. He died on 21 April 2019, at the age of 94.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Králik, Peter (21 April 2019). "Zomrel komunistický politik a bývalý slovenský premiér Peter Colotka". Hlavný denník (in Slovak). Retrieved 22 April 2019.