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Party of Civic Rights

Party of Civic Rights
Strana Práv Občanů
Leader Jan Veleba
Founded October 2009
Ideology Social democracy
Social patriotism
Political position Center-left to Left-wing
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The Party of Civic Rights (Czech: Strana Práv Občanů, SPO), formerly Party of Civic Rights – Zeman's people (Czech: Strana Práv Občanů - Zemanovci, SPOZ) is a social-democratic political party in the Czech Republic founded in October 2009 by Miloš Zeman, former Prime Minister and former leader of the Czech Social Democratic Party.[1] Zeman was elected in the first popular vote of President of the Czech Republic in January 2013.

In Spring 2014, Senator Jan Veleba elected as an independent candidate in 2012, joined the Party of Civic Rights and became its chairman. In Senate elections in October 2014, František Čuba, a famous businessman from the communist era, was elected as the party's second Senator.


Person Period
1. Miloš Zeman
Honorary chairman (13 November 2010 - present)
6 March 2010 – 29 May 2010
Vladimír Hönig
29 May 2010 - 13 November 2010
2. Vratislav Mynář 13. November 2010 – 23 March 2013
3. Zdeněk Štengl 23 March 2013 – 29 March 2014
4. Jan Veleba 29 March 2014 – present


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