Czech MPs to remember first parliamentary session in 191831. 10. 2018
The Czech Chamber of Deputies will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first session of the Revolutionary National Assembly in 1918 at a ceremonial session on November 14, the organisational committee decided today.
The first meeting on November 14, 1918 session took place in the Thun Palace, the current seat of the Chamber of Deputies.
"It will be a commemoration and paying of tribute to those who took part in the first historic vote," lower house head Radek Vondracek (senior ruling ANO) told CTK.
A speech is expected to be delivered by Slovak Parliament chairman Andrej Danko, among others.
Last Friday, the Chamber of Deputies commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Czechoslovakia. The lower house considers the democratic character of the state the basic pillar of the modern Czech Republic, according to the declaration passed by the deputies.
The Chamber of Deputies has also proposed that the anniversary serve to strengthen the national pride and ambitions of the Czech Republic to rank among the most successful countries of the world.
The first meeting of the Revolutionary National Assembly in 1918 was chaired by the then National Committee chairman Karel Kramar. He declared, among other things, that the Habsburg-Lothringen dynasty had lost right to the Czech throne and that the new state was a republic.
The committee members subsequently elected Tomas Garrigue Masaryk as the first Czechoslovak president.
Frantisek Tomasek became the chairman of the Revolutionary National Assembly.
The same day, the first Czechoslovak government with Kramar at its head was elected.