| Milos Jakes|| Karel Urbanek|
| 22 March 1941 (age 74)
Bojkovice, Moravia (1941-03-22) |
Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (until 1990)
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
End of Communist rule
Karel Urbánek Wikipedia
Karel Urbánek (born 22 March 1941 in Bojkovice, Moravia) is a retired Czech politician. He was the last Communist leader of Czechoslovakia during the Velvet Revolution, between November and December 1989.
A former Bojkovice railway station manager, he replaced Miloš Jakeš as Secretary General of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia after a swift election on 24 November 1989. The only important decision he made during his very short term was to cancel the clause of the Constitution which gave the Communist Party a monopoly of power, though Communist rule had effectively ended with Jakeš' resignation in the wake of the Velvet Revolution.