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Miroslav Kalousek, who will go on to be an influential Czech politician, joins a political party for the first time. He becomes a member of the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL), which at this time is a minority partner in a Communist-led National Front government of Czechoslovakia. [Novinky(.cz), 2010]

Entity Tags: Krestanská a demokratická unie - Ceskoslovenská strana lidová, Miroslav Kalousek

Timeline Tags: Misc Entries

Miroslav Kalousek, who will go on to become an influential Czech politician, takes his first government job. He is hired as the head of a specialist section subordinate to Czechoslovak Deputy Prime Minister Antonin Baudys. [Novinky(.cz), 2010]

Entity Tags: Antonin Baudys, Miroslav Kalousek, Krestanská a demokratická unie - Ceskoslovenská strana lidová

Timeline Tags: Misc Entries

Cyril Svoboda, leader of a grouping of Czech center-right political parties known as the Four-Coalition (Ctyrkoalice), resigns from his position over the formation of a shadow cabinet to oppose the country’s current government. Svoboda is replaced as the coalition’s leader by Karel Kuhnl, chairman of the Freedom Union (Unie svobody), the grouping’s second largest member. Svoboda refused to lead the shadow cabinet because of the presence in it of Miroslav Kalousek, like Svoboda a member of the Christian Democrat Party (KDU-CSL). Svoboda had given party colleagues an ultimatum that he would not sit in the same shadow cabinet as Kalousek and forced them to choose between the two men. They chose Kalousek, who becomes shadow minister of industry and trade. Svoboda’s objections to Kalousek concern his previous work as deputy minister of defence, when he was involved in procurement decisions. Hana Marvanova, another member of the Freedom Union, also exits the Four-Coalition’s leadership over objections to Kalousek’s presence. [Mlada fronta DNES, 4/1/2001]

Entity Tags: Hana Marvanova, Cyril Svoboda, Miroslav Kalousek, Ctyrkoalice, Unie Svobody

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