Czech Health Minister Adam Vojtěch has been nominated as the country’s ambassador to Finland as of November 1, the news site server SeznamZpravy reports.
Vojtěch had already been approved for the same position once before, in February of this year, several months after resigning from the post of health minister.
The news was announced by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš in an interview for Rádio Impuls. It is therefore expected that Miloš Zeman will support the proposal.
“Even if ANO succeeds in the upcoming elections and forms a government, Adam Vojtěch will no longer be the Minister of Health. The original agreement is still valid, Vojtěch would move to Finland as the new ambassador,” confirmed Babiš.
Vojtěch replaced Petr Arenberger as Health Minister resigned on May 25, 2021, following media revelations that he had failed to declare properties and income when he took over the post on April 7.
Arenberger became the fourth Czech health minister to lose his post during the pandemic.
34-year-old Vojtěch is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague and also studied media studies at the university’s Faculty of Social Sciences. After a year as a lawyer, he became Babiš’s secretary at the Ministry of Finance.
In December 2017 he entered politics himself and was appointed as Minister of Health.
Vojtěch resigned in September 2020 due to his weak management of the pandemic, attracting criticism mainly over the management of hospitals and inefficient procurement of equipment.