Jana Černochová

Czech politician
Jana Černochová
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Minister of Defence
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 December 2021
Prime MinisterPetr Fiala
Preceded byLubomír Metnar
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 May 2010
Mayor of Prague 2
In office
26 March 2012 – 20 December 2021
Preceded byJiří Paluska
Succeeded byAlexandra Udženija
Personal details
Born (1973-10-26) October 26, 1973 (age 48)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political partyODS (1997–present)
Alma materMetropolitan University Prague
Websitejanacernochova.cz

Jana Černochová (born 26 October 1973) is a Czech politician, serving as Czech Minister of Defence in the Cabinet of Petr Fiala since December 2021. She has been a member of the Czech parliament since 2010, representing the Civic Democratic Party (ODS).

Biography

Černochová graduated from high school in 1992 and began working in a bank. She later studied international relations at the Metropolitan University Prague.[1]

Political career

Černochová with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in April 2022

After joining ODS in 1997, Černochová became active in municipal politics and became Mayor of Prague 2. She became a member of parliament in 2010.[2] Following the 2017 elections, she became the chair of the Chamber of Deputies' defence committee.[citation needed]

In December 2021, she was named Minister of Defence in the Cabinet of Petr Fiala. A few days later Černochová resigned as Mayor of Prague 2 and was replaced by Alexandra Udženija.[3]

Political views

Černochová is a supporter of gun rights.[4] She is a concealed carry license holder and carries a Glock 26 Olive Gen4. She also owns a special edition CZ 75B Operace Anthropoid pistol and a PAR MK3 rifle, a Czech made AR 15 variant.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Nechci tu politický islám ani ženské obřízky, říká Černochová". Lidovky.cz. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  2. ^ "ODS už hledá ministra obrany. Má Černochovou a Kubatu". Lidovky.cz. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Černochová rezignovala na starostku Prahy 2. Neumí si představit kombinaci s ministerským postem". iRozhlas.cz. 20 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Bojovnice za zbraně Černochová: Útoky na síti byly hrozně sprosté". TÝDEN.cz. 16 July 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  5. ^ Gawron, Tomáš. "Zbraně & poslankyně Jana Černochová" [Firearms & Member of Parliament Jana Černochová]. zbrojnice.com (in Czech). Retrieved 28 July 2018.
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