Petr Nečas (* 19. listopadu 1964 Uherské Hradiště) je český politik, v letech 2010–2013 třetí předseda Občanské demokratické strany a předseda vlády České republiky, který 17. června 2013 podal demisi v důsledku tzv. kauzy Nagyová.
V letech 2006–2009 zastával posty místopředsedy vlády a ministra práce a sociálních věcí v první a druhé Topolánkově vládě. Od 21. prosince 2012 do března 2013 byl také dočasně pověřen vedením rezortu ministerstva obrany. Od června 1992 do srpna 2013 byl kontinuálně občanskodemokratickým poslancem, do roku 1993 nejdříve v České národní radě a poté v Poslanecké sněmovně Parlamentu. V souvislosti s rezignací na premiérský post v červnu 2013 uvedl, že po dokončení poslaneckého mandátu má v plánu zcela opustit politický život.
Petr Nečas (born 19 November 1964) is a former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and leader of the Civic Democratic Party. He was sworn into office on 28 June 2010. He resigned on 17 June 2013, in the aftermath of a police investigation in which his chief of staff and alleged mistress Jana Nagyová were arrested. Jana Nagyová herself was released from custody on 19 July 2013.
Peter Nečas studied plasma physics. Before he was elected to the Czech Parliament he worked as research and development engineer in the semiconductor industry, dealing with plasma processes. From 1988 to 1992, he worked as developer for Tesla Rožnov. He became member of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) in 1991 and was named deputy defence minister in 1995. Chamber of Deputies. From 4 September 2006 to 8 May 2009, Nečas was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.
One year later, he was elected member of the
In March 2010, he replaced Mirek Topolánek as leader of the party. The Civic Democratic Party won second place in the 2010 Czech legislative election and shortly after that Nečas announced his intention to stand for the post of party chairman.
In 2011 Nečas supported European organizations signing an agreement on the establishment of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience for studies on the totalitarian past. On this occasion, Nečas highlighted that all four countries of the Visegrad Group have gone through two totalitarian regimes in their modern history. “This must not be forgotten, because it was a period of fight for freedom,” said Petr Nečas. He added: “Our nations deserve the truth about their past and I believe that the establishment of this Platform will help to find the truth about this history.”
In 2012 Prime Minister Petr Nečas urged all Czechs to avoid drinking "any alcohol whose origin is uncertain" due to a fatal methanol poisoning affair in the Czech Republic which caused more than 40 casualties, including several cases of people being blinded.
In 2013 Nečas supported Israel on the occasion of the Czech Republic's voting at the United Nations. Due to an historical affinity, Nečas claimed, "We've got a special feeling for Israel's situation—that of a small nation surrounded by enemies."
In June 2013, the Police Unit for Combating Organized Crime and the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Olomouc organized a raid against organized crime. It involved several high-ranking state officials and politicians, including Jana Nagyova, the then chief of staff of Prime Minister Nečas. Initially Nečas refused to resign but he finally did so on 17 June.
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