Last respect to Ladislav Adamec, the Prime Minister during the Velvet Revolution

Yesterday the surviving relatives said their last good-bye to Ladislav Adamec, the Communist Prime Minister during the time of Velvet Revolution in 1989. The funeral was only for a family and friends in the crematory in Prague-Motol. He died on Saturday 14th April 2007 at the age of 80.

Ladislav Adamec was a Communist party functionary and the Prime Minister between 1988 and 1989. He is known for his dealing with the members of the opposition (such as Vaclav Havel) after 17th November 1989. He wanted to solve the situation by compromises and in a non-violent way.

He resigned from his post of the Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia on 7th December 1989. He tried to make a political comeback in 1996, but he was not successful.

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