The former leader of the Christian Democrats, Cyril Svoboda, is set to become the Czech Republic’s ambassador to the United Nations in New York, the newspaper Mladá fronta Dnes reported. Mr Svoboda recently stepped down as party chairman after the Christian Democrats failed to make it into parliament for the first time since the inter-war period. Cyril Svoboda, who is 53, was Czech foreign minister from 2002 to 2006. He has also served as minister for the interior, minister for regional development and minister without portfolio.
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