Jaroslav Bašta

Czech politician and diplomat

Jaroslav Bašta
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Minister without Portfolio
In office
22 July 1998 – 23 March 2000
Prime MinisterMiloš Zeman
Preceded byVladimír Mlynář
Succeeded byKarel Březina
Czech Republic Ambassador to Russia
In office
19 September 2000 – 2005
PresidentVáclav Havel
Václav Klaus
Preceded byLuboš Dobrovský
Succeeded byMiroslav Kostelka
Czech Republic Ambassador to Ukraine
In office
2007–2010
PresidentVáclav Klaus
Preceded byKarel Štindl
Succeeded byIvan Počuch
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 October 2021
In office
1 June 1996 – 14 September 2000
Personal details
Born (1948-05-15) 15 May 1948 (age 74)
Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Political partyČSSD (1994–2019)
Freedom and Direct Democracy (2021–present)
SpouseDara Baštová
Children1
Alma materCharles University

Jaroslav Bašta (born 15 May 1948) is a Czech politician and diplomat. He is a signatory of Charter 77.[1] Between 1998 and 2000 he served in the cabinet of Miloš Zeman as Minister without portfolio.[1] Bašta became the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Russia in September 2000.[2] He served for five years in Russia, later becoming Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Ukraine, where he worked for three years until stepping down due to health reasons in 2010.[3]

In 2021, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for the Freedom and Direct Democracy.

On 10 September 2022 Freedom and Direct Democracy announced it would nominate Bašta for the 2023 Czech presidential election.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Jaroslav Bašta". vlada.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Velvyslanec Bašta míří na ministerstvo zahraničí". idnes.cz (in Czech). 15 August 2005. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  3. ^ Pecinová, Hana (17 January 2010). "Po aféře s vízy končí velvyslanec Bašta. Důvod? Zdraví". aktualne.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Kandidátem hnutí SPD na prezidenta bude poslanec Bašta". novinky.cz (in Czech). Czech News Agency. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
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