Jiří Čunek (born February 22, 1959) is a Czech politician and the leader of the Christian and Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party party (KDU-ČSL) since December 2006. Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Czech Republic ( ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka short form in Česko ˈt͡ʃɛskɔ also called Czechia, The Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party ( Křesťanská a demokratická unie – Československá strana lidová or KDU–ČSL, also known Jiří Čunek is the current Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Regional Development in the Government of Czech Republic.
Čunek was born in Gottwaldov (now Zlín), and after studying at a technical college, he worked as a car technician for a construction company in Zlín and as a safety technician in Zbrojovka Vsetín from 1982 to 1998. This article is on the city See also Zlin aircraft brand Zlín (zliːn formerly Gottwaldov ('gotvaldof is a city in the Zlín In 1990, Čunek became a member of KDU-ČSL. He was elected to the municipal council of Vsetín in 1994 and became mayor of the town in 1998. Vsetín (ˈfsɛciːn is a town in Zlín Region of the Czech Republic. Since 2000, Čunek has been a member of the council of the Zlín Region. Zlín Region (Zlínský kraj is an administrative unit (kraj of the Czech Republic, located in the central-eastern part of the historical region of Moravia. According to media reports, he was very successful and popular as the mayor. In 2006 Čunek, was elected to the Senate of the Czech Republic by a large margin of 71. The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (Senát Parlamentu České republiky usually referred to as Senát, is the upper chamber of the Parliament of the 3%. 
Čunek became famous across the country when the media published a report on how he dealt with the Roma slum in Vsetín. The Romani people (singular Rom, plural Roma as a Noun; also known as Romanies or Roma people) are an ethnic group with origins The Roma lived in the center of the city in a dilapidated building and as they did not pay the rent, Čunek forced them to move to the outskirts of Vsetín. Three families were moved into villages in the distant Jeseník District, where they bought houses, and the rest of families were moved in to newly-built flats near Vsetín. Jeseník District (Okres Jeseník is a district ( Okres) within the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. The media and several activists attempted to portray Čunek as a racist and supporter of the ghettoization of the Roma, and several leaders of the KDU-ČSL suggested Čunek to step down his positions.
Čunek used the newly-acquired media publicity to announce his bid for the leader of KDU-ČSL party (the previous leader, Miroslav Kalousek, stepped down a few months earlier because of the outrage of party members over his proposal to form a minority coalition government with the Social Democrats with the parliamentary support of the hardline Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia). Miroslav Kalousek (b December 17, 1960 in Tábor) is a Czech politician The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia ( Czech: Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy, KSČM) is a political party in the Czech Republic. Based predominantly on his tough approach to the Roma, Čunek obtained the position of KDU-ČSL leader on December 9, 2006 with a wide margin—182 votes out of 312. Events 536 - Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Čunek has been named a suspect in corruption case, but not formally charged. Police suspected Čunek of having taken a bribe of half a million CZK from the H&B Real company for the sale of the majority share of the Vsetinské byty housing company in February 2002 when he was mayor of Vsetín.  The investigation has been suspended after the prosecutor who originally launched was dismissed for bias (the procedure being employed for the first time since the law allowing it was passed).
In late October 2007, Jiří Čunek was also accused by Czech Television of collecting government social assistance payments in 1998, while at the same time depositing close to 3. Česká televize ʧɛskaː tɛlɛvɪzɛ ( Czech television) is the public Television broadcaster in the Czech Republic. 5 million Kc (approximately USD 175,000) into various bank accounts.  Consequently, he resigned from government. 
He was reappointed as the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Regional Development on April 2, 2008. Events 68 - Galba, Governor of Hispania, names himself legatus senatus populique Romani, breaking the line of 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
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Miroslav Kalousek (b December 17, 1960 in Tábor) is a Czech politician The Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party ( Křesťanská a demokratická unie – Československá strana lidová or KDU–ČSL, also known The Czech Republic ( ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka short form in Česko ˈt͡ʃɛskɔ also called Czechia,