On Thursday, March 9, the inauguration of the elected president of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel, took place in the Prague Castle. He became the fourth president.
This is reported by ČT24.
"I swear allegiance to the Czech Republic. I undertake to abide by its Constitution and laws. I swear on my honor to fulfill my duties for the benefit of the entire people and to the best of my knowledge and conscience," he said during the oath.
In his speech after the oath, Pavel said that he will soon publish a plan of a specific goal for the first 100 days of his work.
He also said he wants to make the government more open to people and events and to bring back transparent and regular communication.
"Society is not divided, rather it is used to talking about what divides it. The election results showed that people prefer truth and decency," he said.
Petr Pavel considers it important to reduce inflation and the state deficit. He added that he would support measures that would allow this to happen, even though they would be painful at times.
Pavel replaced Miloš Zeman, who won in 2013 and 2018, as head of state. The other day, the president of the Czech Republic said that he considers it expedient to limit the head of state's term of office to one five years.