Ladislav Adamec

Ladislav Adamec ( born September 10, 1926 in pod Frenštát Radhoštěm, † April 14, 2007 in Prague) was from 1988 to 1989 Minister of Czechoslovakia.

The son of a miner was employed until 1945 as a laborer. In 1946 he joined the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSC ). Until 1958, he was appointed head of the sales department, was appointed secretary of the director of the work, in which he was employed, appointed Head of the Personnel Department and President of the District National Committee.

The subsequent studies at the University policy from 1958 to 1961 enabled him to further political career. Two years he was director of the plant in FRENŠTÁT, from 1960 Chairman of the Planning Commission of the circle and vice chairman of the Industrial Division. In 1966 he was appointed to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.

Since he politically held back during the Prague Spring, Adamec 1969 elected to state functions as Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Czech Republic and as a deputy in the Czech National Council. In March 1987 he managed to jump into the center of power. After the fall of the Prime Minister Lubomir Strougal in October 1988, when the communist regime fell more and more, he was elected Prime Minister.

The economic reforms that he suggested, continued the twenty years earlier reforms introduced by Ota Šik. Politically, however, he showed little willingness to compromise. Its strict line he underlined with the appointment of the police officer František Kincl the Interior. After the start of the Velvet Revolution in November 1989, he was ready to negotiate a change of direction. But his government, which he set up after a visit to Moscow and talks with Gorbachev, was not recognized by the people. On November 27, 1989, there was a general strike. On December 7, 1989 Adamec resigned; his successor was Marián Čalfa.

It was the end of 1989 elected to the post of Chairman of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and again after the elections in 1990 he went as a representative of the party in the newly established Federal Assembly, but was replaced in 1990 by Jiří Svoboda. After the disintegration of Czechoslovakia, he withdrew from the public and political life.