Thursday, 14 November 2019

Last Czechoslovak PM Jan Stráský dies at 78

Radio Prague |
8 November 2019

Many tributes have been paid Jan Stráský, the last prime minister of Czechoslovakia, who has died at the age of 78. Stráský was a founding member of the Civic Democrats, held ministerial posts and was a highly figure in 1990s domestic politics. Prior to his death, he remembered his beginnings in governance. "I had a great interest in politics. I felt my whole life that it was necessary to take political action. And at that time one sensed one had an opportunity that couldn't be ignored. In my view, the whole of our group behind post-revolutionary developments didn't face as many of the temptations and so on that we see in politics today."