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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Vaclav Havel becomes first democratic president of Czechoslovakia

December 29, 1989
Vaclav Havel becomes first democratic president of Czechoslovakia

On December 29, 1989, Vaclav Havel, the head of the Civic Forum, was elected president by the Federal Assembly. In the following free elections of 1990 he retained the presidency.

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