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Former Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic

She was appointed the Minister of Defence on 9 January 2007, and the same day Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Mirek Topolanek introduced her into the office.

JUDr. Vlasta Parkanova

Minister of Defence of CR Vlasta Parkanova



Marital status: married

Spouse: Zdenek Parkan

Nationality: Czech

Date of Birth: November 21, 1951

Place of Birth: Prague

Academic background:

1970                 Grammar school, Tabor

1970 - 1975       Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague

1988                 Doctorate viva voce examination, Faculty of Law, Charles University Prague, won JUDr. degree


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  • 1975 - 1990       Company lawyer with agricultural organisations
  • 1989                 Co-founder of the Civic Forum in Tabor
  • 1990 - 1992       Deputy in the Federal Assembly, member of the Military and Security Committee, Mandates and Privileges Committee, member of the Commission for supervision over withdrawal of Soviet troops
  • 1992 - 1997       Director of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of the Interior
  • 1997 - 1998       Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic
  • 1998 - now        Deputy for the Christian and Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People’s Party (KDU-CSL), Chairman of the KDU-CSL party caucus following Parliamentary elections in 2006
  • 1998 - 2002       Deputy Chairwoman of the Committee for Defence and Security
  • 2002 - 2004       Chairwoman of the Czech delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • 2003 - 2006       Chairwoman of the Constitution and Law Committee
  • from June 2006  Deputy Chairwoman of Defence Committee, Deputy Chairwoman of the Constitution and Legal Committee
  • 9 Jan 2007        appointed Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic

Party membership:

December 1991 - February 1998           ODA (Civic Democratic Alliance)

August 2001 - present                          KDU-CSL


one daughter


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Posted: January 10, 2007