Wednesday 26 October 2016

Former Czech PM Gross dies

Stanislav Gross, who became the Czech Republic's youngest prime minister before resigning over questions about his personal finances, has died. He was 45.

Gross died last night. Czech media reported that he suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurological disease that results in the loss of muscle function.

Gross served as prime minister for less than nine months in 2004 and 2005. He was 35 and Europe's youngest head of government when he was forced to resign over a dispute.

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