Petr Nečas (born 19 November 1964; Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtr̩ ˈnɛtʃas]) is the current Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and Leader of the Civic Democratic Party. He was sworn into office on 28 June 2010.
Nečas attended Gymnasium in Uherské Hradiště from 1979 to 1983. He graduated from the Faculty of Science at Masaryk University in Brno in 1988.
Nečas was a member of Socialistic Union of Youth (SSM) which was the youth wing of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ) until 1989. He served as a technologist[clarification needed], experimentalist[clarification needed], and developer at Tesla Rožnov from 1988 to 1992. he became a member of the Civic Democratic Party in 1991. He was named as deputy defence minister in 1995. One year later, he elected as a member of the Chamber of Deputies. From 4 September 2006 to 8 May 2009, Nečas was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.
In 1991, Nečas became a member of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS). In March 2010, he replaced Mirek Topolánek as the leader of the party. The Civic Democratic Party won second place in the May 2010 Czech legislative election and shortly after that Nečas announced his intention to stand for the post of the chairman of the party.
- "Klaus names Necas new Czech prime minister". České Noviny (Czech Press Agency). 28 June 2010. http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/klaus-names-necas-new-czech-prime-minister/497007. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
- Kopecký, Josef (30 May 2010). "Nečas a Sobotka den po volbách řekli, že budou kandidovat na šéfy stran – iDNES.cz" (in Czech). iDnes. http://zpravy.idnes.cz/sobotka-ma-zajem-uchazet-se-o-post-radneho-predsedy-cssd-p21-/domaci.asp?c=A100530_104504_domaci_kop. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
- "Czech ODS leader Necas wants to be Prime Minister". České Noviny (Czech Press Agency). 30 May 2010. http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/czech-ods-leader-necas-wants-to-be-prime-minister/484300. Retrieved 30 May 2010.