Czech ex-premier Topolanek divorces wife
A Czech court on Monday granted a divorce to former Czech premier Mirek Topolanek and his wife, Pavla Topolankova, three years after the couple's separation, reports said.
The couple's lawyers said that they had reached a property settlement, but declined to provide details, CTK news agency reported.
Topolanek, 53, who was the country's premier from mid-2006 until spring 2009, admitted to having an affair with party colleague Lucie Talmanova in January 2007, DPA reported.
He left his long-time wife Pavla, 54, with whom he has three children, and moved in with his new partner. Talmanova, 11 years Topolanek's junior, gave birth to the couple's son, Nicolas, in July 2007.
Topolanek had wanted a speedy divorce, but his wife resisted.
In the Czech Republic, the most liberal among the post-communist Central European countries, extramarital affairs do not usually hurt politicians' careers.