Jaroslav Bureš

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Jaroslav Bureš (born 5 May 1954) is a Czech lawyer, politician, former Minister of Justice and presidential candidate in 2003. He is a judge at a High court in Prague.


Bureš was born in Mimoň. He graduated at Charles University in 1979 and received a Law degree. He became a judge at Regional court in Prague and in 1991 he became part of Supreme Court of the Czech Republic.[1]

He was a minister of Justice in 2001-2002. He participated in 2003 presidential election as nominee of Czech Social Democratic Party. He participated in party's primaries but came second.[2] He was allowed to participate in the first ballot but was eliminated in the first round.[3]


  1. ^ "JUDr. Jaroslav Bureš". Vláda České republiky. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Referendum posouvá na Hrad Zemana". iDNES.cz. 29 November 2002. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Second presidential election in Czechia , 24th January 2003". www.robert-schuman.eu. Retrieved 13 March 2017.