President of the Czech Republic facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPresident of the Czech Republic
|Seat||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Term length||Five years
Renewable once, consecutively
|Precursor||President of Czechoslovakia
14 November 1918
|Inaugural holder||Václav Havel
2 February 1993
|Formation||Constitution of the Czech Republic|
|Salary||2,235,600 Kč ($ 86,830)|
The President of the Czech Republic is the elected formal head of state of the Czech Republic and the commander-in-chief of the Military of the Czech Republic. Unlike counterparts in other Central European countries such as Austria and Hungary, who are generally considered figureheads, the Czech president has a considerable role in political affairs. Because many powers can only be exercised with the signatures of both the President and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, responsibility over some political issues is effectively shared between the two offices.
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