Jiří Rusnok

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Jiří Rusnok
Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
In office
10 July 2013 – 29 January 2014
PresidentMiloš Zeman
DeputyJan Fischer
Martin Pecina
Preceded byPetr Nečas
Succeeded byBohuslav Sobotka
Minister of Industry and Trade
In office
15 July 2002 – 19 March 2003
Prime MinisterVladimír Špidla
Preceded byMiroslav Grégr
Succeeded byMilan Urban
Minister of Finance
In office
13 April 2001 – 15 July 2002
Prime MinisterMiloš Zeman
Preceded byPavel Mertlík
Succeeded byBohuslav Sobotka
Personal details
Born (1960-10-16) 16 October 1960 (age 63)
Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political partyIndependent (2010–present)
Other political
Social Democratic Party (1998–2010)
Alma materUniversity of Economics, Prague

Jiří Rusnok (born 16 October 1960) is a Czech politician and economist. He was the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic from July 2013 to January 2014.[1][2]

On 6 December 2013, he was recorded telling the defense minister that he "dreaded" going to South Africa for the funeral of Nelson Mandela. He later apologized.[3]

On 25 May 2016, President Miloš Zeman appointed Rusnok as 4th Governor of the Czech National Bank, succeeding Miroslav Singer.

References[change | change source]

  1. Willoughby, Ian (25 June 2013). "President Zeman appoints Rusnok as caretaker prime minister". Czech Radio. Retrieved 25 June 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Jiri Rusnok appointed as new Czech prime minister". BBC. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  3. "Czech prime minister 'dreading' Nelson Mandela funeral". Metro (British newspaper). 7 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.