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Pavel Rychetský

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Pavel Rychetský
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3rd Chairman of the Constitutional Court
Assumed office
6 August 2003
Nominated byVáclav Klaus
Miloš Zeman
Preceded byMiloš Holeček
Minister of Justice
In office
15 July 2002 – 5 August 2003
Prime MinisterVladimír Špidla
Preceded byJaroslav Bureš
Succeeded byKarel Čermák
In office
17 October 2000 – 1 February 2001
Prime MinisterMiloš Zeman
Preceded byOtakar Motejl
Succeeded byJaroslav Bureš
Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
In office
22 July 1998 – 12 July 2002
Prime MinisterMiloš Zeman
Chairman of the Government Legislative Council
In office
22 July 1998 – 3 August 2003
Prime MinisterMiloš Zeman
Vladimír Špidla
Preceded byMiloslav Výborný
Succeeded byKarel Čermák
Senator from Strakonice
In office
23 November 1996 – 6 August 2003
Preceded byoffice established
Succeeded byJosef Kalbáč
Personal details
Born (1943-08-17) 17 August 1943 (age 78)
Protectorate of
Bohemia and Moravia

(now Czech Republic)
Political partyIndependent (2003–present)
Other political
Communist Party (1966–1969)
Civic Forum (1989–1991)
Civic Movement (1991–1995)
Social Democratic Party (1995–2003)
Alma materCharles University

Pavel Rychetský (born 17 August 1943) is a Czech lawyer and former politician who is the 3rd and current Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. The Senate confirmed him on 16 July 2003 and on 6 August 2003 he was sworn in by President Václav Klaus and reappointed in 2013 by President Miloš Zeman.

Before joining the Constitutional Court, Rychetský was the Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Legislative Council from 15 July 2002 to 5 August 2003 and also Senator from Strakonice from 1996 to 2003. Between 1998 and 2002 he served as vice president of Miloš Zeman's government.

Previously, he had a private law practice and held positions in the Government since early 1990s.

Rychetský was awarded the Légion d'honneur on 12 July 2005.

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