Jan Hamáček serves as the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and Minister of Interior since June 2018. In the last legislative period, he was the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, and previously its Deputy Speaker. He headed the Czech delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and was Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs as well as a member of the Committee on European Affairs. In March 2018, Mr. Hamáček was elected Chairman of the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD). He was formerly the ČSSD shadow Defense Minister and spokesperson on defense issues. Prior to his election to parliament, he acted as an advisor to two prime ministers, and as his party’s international secretary.
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