Jiří Horák

Jiří Horák in 1990 Jiří Horák (24 April 1924 in Hradec Králové – 25 August 2003 in Englewood, Florida) was a Czechoslovak politician. He was the first chairman of the Czech Social Democratic Party after the Velvet Revolution in 1989.

After 1945, Horák studied at Business Institute (''Vysoká škola obchodní'') in Prague and was active in the youth organisation of the Czechoslovak Social Democratic Party. When the Communist Party took all power (1948) he emigrated to West Germany and in 1951 to the United States. He studied politology at the Columbia University in New York. He subsequently taught Eastern European and Russian government and politics at Manhattan College, in Riverdale (Bronx) NY. In 1967, he obtained the position of professor there, where he taught until his retirement.

During his emigration, Horák participated in activities of social democracy in exile (in 1948 the party was forcibly merged with Communist Party). After the Communist Party lost its power (1989), he returned to Czechoslovakia and re-established the party, becoming its leader. During the 1990 election, the party failed to obtain seats in the parliament; Horák also got involved in internal party disputes. In the 1992 elections, the party narrowly obtained parliamentary presence. In 1993, Miloš Zeman replaced Horák as party leader.

In 1993, Horák returned to the United States, from where he criticised the new strategy of Czech social democracy. Provided by Wikipedia
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Dynamika železniční trati

by Horák, Jiří Published: 1985
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Dynamika železniční trati

by Horák, Jiří Published: 1985
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Stolárska technológia

by Horák, Jiří Published: 1986
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Truhlářská technologie.

by Horák, Jiří Published: 1991
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Zpracování textů na PC : Text602

by Horák, Jiří Published: 1992
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Stolárska technológia

by Horák, Jiří Published: 1988
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Stolár

by Horák, Jiří Published: 1975
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Zpracování textů na PC : Text 602

by Horák, Jiří Published: 1992
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