(2012 - 2013)
RNDr. Petr NECAS
Minister of Defence
- Petr Necas was born on 19th November 1964 in Uherske Hradiste.
Mr. Necas graduated in Physical Science at the Faculty of Science of the J.E. Purkyne University in Brno. In September 1988, he passed a rigorous examination and received a doctor's degree (RNDr). The plasma physics was the topic of his thesis.
Professional and Public Activity:
In 1988-1992, Petr Necas worked as a production engineer and research worker at the Tesla Roznov Company.
In October 1991, he became a member of the District Council of the ODS in Vsetin. In June 1992, he was elected an MP and worked in the Foreign Affairs Committee focused on NATO and Defence issues.
Since 1993, Petr Necas was a leader of the Permanent Delegation to Inter-parliamentary Union and he led a delegation to Western European Union Assembly as well.
In September 1995, he was appointed the First Deputy Minister of Defence, the post from which he resigned in July 1996. In 1996, Mr. Necas was running for the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the CR as a candidate of ODS and was re-elected. He was elected Chairman of the Committee for Defence and Security and served as a member of Subcommittee for Intelligence Services and Deputy Chairman of the Joint Committee of the EP and the Czech Parliament. He was a member of the Permanent Control Committee on the Military Intelligence.
In the next early election in 1998, Mr. Necas was again elected an MP as a candidate of ODS. From 1998 to 2000 he was a First Deputy Chairman of the ODS Group in the Parliament. He was re-elected a Chairman of the Committee for Defence and Security, was a member of the Permanent Delegation to the Western European Union Assembly, member of the Organisation Committee and Subcommittee for Intelligent Services. In December 1999, Mr. Necas was elected a Deputy Chairman of the ODS and re-elected in 2002. From 1998, he was a Shadow Minister of Defence.
In 2002 election, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies as a leader of the Zlin Region. He became a Deputy Chairman of the European Affairs Committee, member of the Subcommittee for the Reform of the Czech Armed Forces and a member of the Permanent Delegation to the Assembly of Western European Union, and to the Parliamentary Assembly of the NATO.
In 2006, Mr. Necas was elected an MP as a leader of the Zlin Region again. On 4th September 2006, Petr Necas was appointed a Minister of Labour and Social Affairs and a Deputy Prime Minister. He served in this position till 1st May 2009.
Petr Necas as the prime minister was officially sworn by President Vaclav Klaus on 13th July 2010. His government has gained vote of confidence by the Chamber of Deputies on 10th August 2010.
Courtesy: Czech Government website (www.vlada.cz...)