18 December 2011

CZECH REPUBLIC : President And Playwright Vaclav Havel...Dead At 75.

                                        AP/ Long Obit

      The Czech Republic's first president after the 'Velvet Revolution'...Vaclav Havel is dead...at age 75.
     The playwright and dissident guided Czechoslovakia's transition to democracy...and its 1993 split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
      He first won the presidency in 1989 and left in 2003...but was disappointed after he failed to keep the Czech Federation united.
      Havel was nominated several times for a Nobel Peace Prize.