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The assembly will take place already this Saturday, November 11, and according to the party’s website, it will be opened by the chairwoman Markéta Pekarová Adamová with a speech. This will be followed by reports on the activities of the party’s presidency, on the activities of the executive committee and perhaps also on the party’s finances.
Afterwards, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Pekarová Adamová, will testify about her work, and party ministers will also have their “Ministerial window”.
The report on the activities of the parliamentary club and reports on the activities of senators and MEPs will also be on the agenda of the parliament.
Regarding the elections to the highest party positions, there is no mention of possible candidates on the TOP 09 website. However, the Novinky.cz server revealed some names.
While, according to this information, the current chairwoman Markéta Pekarová Adamová has no opponents and it is therefore very likely that she will defend the position and hold the party until the parliamentary elections, the fight for the next leadership position is not so clear.
Source: TOP 09 website
The name of the current 1st Vice President Tomáš Czernin is inflected a lot. According to behind-the-scenes information, he should no longer defend this function. The current Minister of Health, Vlastimil Válek, and the Chairman of the Parliamentary Club, Jan Jakob, are said to be pushing for his post.
However, they can still run for rank-and-file vice presidents if they are not elected. They would have opponents in the fight for these positions according to the News to be the chairman of the Parliamentary Agriculture Committee, Michal Kučera, who is one of the four current vice-chairmen, and MPs Marek Ženíšek, Matěj Ondřej Havel and Ondřej Kolář.
“The MEP and deputy mayor of Prague Jiří Pospíšil and the chairman of the Karlovy Vary regional organization Lukáš Otys are also to be nominated. Czernin could also apply for the post of ordinary vice-chairman,” the article reads.
It would not be a big surprise then, even if an additional nomination for one of the mentioned posts, made directly during the assembly, or, on the contrary, the withdrawal of one of the candidates.
But let’s get back to those who are sure to compete for the top party positions on Saturday and get to know them through some of the information that their party website reveals about them.
Photogallery: – Eštok and Austrian
Markéta Pekarová Adamová was born on October 2, 1984 in Litomyšl. She graduated from the eight-year high school in Svitavy. She has been living in Prague since 2005, where she studied andragogy and personnel management at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. In parallel with her studies, she worked in the sales department of T-Mobile Czech Republic. In 2008, she received her Bachelor’s degree, in her bachelor’s thesis she focused on the topic Employability of the disabled.
She’s married. In his spare time, he enjoys sports (running, cycling, cross-country skiing) and travelling, reading, culture and live art. He speaks English.
- TOP 09
- chairwoman of PS PČR
Tomas Czernin was born on March 4, 1962 in Pilsen. In the years 1981–1987, he graduated from the Czech Technical University Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, majoring in Construction and Transport Construction, and obtained the degree of Ing. After completing basic military service, he worked until 1990 as a designer at the Prague Design Institute. After the coup, he briefly left for his wife in Austria, where he gradually gained experience in the companies Brandstetter (Vienna) as a construction production preparer and Katzenberger (Gerasdorf near Vienna) as a designer.
He speaks German very well, state exam in 1988, partially in English, passive command of Russian. His interests include history, hunting and cycling. He is married, with his wife Ursula they have 4 adult children – two daughters and two sons.
- TOP 09
- vice president of the Senate
Jan Jakob was born on December 2, 1982 in Vsetín. After graduating from high school, he moved to Prague, where he devoted himself to media issues and worked as a press spokesman. After moving to Roztok, he became involved in local public life. In 2010, he became mayor and thus definitively left the world of media and is still fully devoted to managing the city. In the position of mayor, he achieved many successes…
He is married and has four children. In his spare time, he likes to relax by cooking and smoking homemade specialties.
Michal Kučera was born in 1968, lives in Louny. He is a graduate of the grammar school and the Faculty of Mining and Geology of the University of Mining in Ostrava. In his professional life, he deals with the development of business activities of engineering and electrical engineering companies on domestic and foreign markets (especially in Central and Eastern Europe). At the same time, it participates in the overall development and revitalization of managed companies, in increasing their competitiveness and attractiveness. On their ability to survive in a demanding market environment. Now he manages a branch of a foreign electrical engineering company and its activities on the Czech and Slovak markets.
He grew up reading books by J. Foglar, ET Seton, and J. London, and Foglar’s view of the world has remained with him to this day, even though he has been reading other books for a long time. He has had a strong relationship with nature since he was young and spends a lot of free time in it as a mountain hiker, boater or tramper on winter hikes.
Prof. MD Vlastimil Válek, CSc., MBA, EBIR, was born in 1960 in Brno. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University with a certification in the field of radiodiagnostics. In 1985, he joined the Brno University Hospital, where today he heads the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.
- TOP 09
- Deputy Prime Minister
Loves wine (practically and theoretically), Game of Thrones, gramophone records. He plays WoW and hunts Pokemon. He is married with four children and one dog.
M.Sc. Matej Ondrej Havel, Ph.D., was born in 1987 in Hradec Králové. He studied teaching for secondary schools (in a combination of Czech language and history) and choirmaster, as well as doctoral studies in the field of historical science. After his studies, he started working as a teacher at the bishop’s high school, currently he is the director of the JK Tyla High School in Hradec Králové.
He has been involved in scouting all his life, he works as an organist in the church. He is married with four children.
Ondrej Kolar was born on March 13, 1984 in Prague. He studied Media Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University and Law at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. He also completed the International Legal Studies Program at American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, and one year of German studies at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
In the Chamber of Deputies, he would like to advocate for the adoption of the law on postal voting. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CTU and the Dejvické Theater. He was an active rower in the past.
PhDr. Marek Zenísek, Ph.D., was born on November 26, 1978 in Pilsen. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University in Prague. In 2006, he received a doctorate in political science. From 2003 to 2017, he lectured at the Department of Political Science and International Relations in Pilsen.
His interests include running, reading and traveling. He is married and has two children, son Matěj and daughter Rebeka.
Jiří Pospíšil was born in Chomutov on November 24, 1975 and graduated from the grammar school at Mikulášské náměstí in Pilsen and a master’s degree at the Law Faculty of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. He wants to make sure that the EU does not go too far when creating standards and laws and does not try to protect citizens even where they do not care. It will also support student mobility in the form of exchange programs such as Erasmus.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Jan and Meda Mládkov Foundation – Kampa Museum, a colleague of Dr. Medy Mládková.
Lukáš Otys, another of the possible candidates for vice president does not have a profile on the party’s website. However, he works as the chairman of the Regional Organization of the Karlovy Vary region TOP 09.
In conclusion, let us add that the above-mentioned personalities have apparently not updated the data on their party profiles for a long time. In many places, there is no mention of their involvement in the government, in some places even the electoral successes from the Diet in 2017 are mentioned last. Or the information that Jiří Pospíšil is an associate of Meda Mládková, who died last year.
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author: Martin Hummel
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