Prague - Mirek Topolánek, the leader of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) and the former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, is divorced. The district court in Prague 6 annulled his marriage to Pavla Topolánková today, during its second hearing on the issue.
The couple is living separated since 2007, when Topolánek officially admitted he was living with Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Lucie Talmanová (ODS). However, the tabloid dailes uncovered their relation already in June 2006. Topolánek has a 2.5 years-old son Nicolas with his new partner.
Topolánek, who was the Czech PM between 2006 and 2009, announced his divorce at the end of 2009.
The property issues have been settled, said the couple's lawyers, without adding any details about the agreement.
Topolánek has three children with his ex-wife - daughters Petra and Jana who are already adult, and 17 years-old son Tomáš. The divorced couple has agreed on the son's education already during the first hearing of the court. No alimony payments were scheduled.
Take that, France!
The ex-PM is not the only one of the Czech top politicians to left his wife for another during the course of his political career.
Head of the Social Democrats (ČSSD) Jiří Paroubek divorced his wife in September 2007, shortly after the media discovered his affair with his personal translator Petra Kováčová. At the end of 2009, Petra gave birth to their daughter Margarita.
It appears thus that the Czech Republic does not have to turn their heads to France or Germany if they want to get excited by divorce spectacles and other private affairs of the top politicians. Or, if they just want to make bitter remarks about how morally rotten the politics and mass media really are.