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Miloš Jakeš, Communist leader in charge during Velvet Revolution, dies aged 97

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Miloš Jakeš, the last Communist Party general secretary of Czechoslovakia, has died at the age of 97, it was announced on Tuesday. For many, the tin-eared Jakeš came to symbolise Normalisation-era politics and the disconnect between party officials and the public. Many of his phrases have since been ingrained in Czech humour.

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