Profile: Agriculture minister–designate Marian Jurečka

Marian Jurečka has been proposed for agriculture minister. Photo: Wikipedia
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Proposed Czech agriculture minister is a farmer

Prague, Dec 23 (ČTK) — Brief profile of Marian Jurečka, 32, who has been proposed for agriculture minister in the coalition government now formed by Czech Social Democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka:

Date and place of birth: March 15, 1981 in Přerov, north Moravia

Education: graduated from phytopathology (specialization plant protection) at Mendel University in Brno.

Working career: farmer at family holding in Rokytnice near Přerov, since 2005 also head of distribution center of agrochemistry of Lukrom spol. s.r.o. company.

Political career: joined Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) in 1999, elected party deputy chairman for the first time in November 2010, first deputy chairman since December 2011 (defended the post this year); at present deputy chairman of KDU-ČSL branch in Olomouc Region; since October 2012 member of Olomouc Region assembly, elected to the Chamber of Deputies for the first time this October, since this November chairman of KDU-ČSL deputy group.

Family: married, with three children

Other information:

- In previous years, several times unsuccessfully ran in regional elections (2008) and local elections (2006 and 2010).

- He entered the Chamber of Deputies as party leader in the Olomouc Region, he is deputy chairman of KDU-ČSL deputy group.


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