Vít Jedlička is a Czech politician, publicist and activist.
He was the chairman of the Party of Free Citizens in the Hradec Králové Region, and he is the founder and chairman of a Czech voluntary association Reformy.cz. On 13 April 2015, he founded the self-declared libertarian micronation Free Republic of Liberland, and became its first President.
In 2008, Jedlička received a bachelor’s degree in international relations and affairs from the University of Economics, Prague. He gained his master’s degree in political science at the CEVRO Institute in 2014.
Jedlička considers himself as libertarian with liberal views on individual freedom and the least state intrusion possible. A Property and Freedom Society attendee in 2015, his views are similar to that of American politician Ron Paul. He has described himself as a Bastiat-influenced anarcho-capitalist in a podcast. Jedlička is a eurosceptic and points to the huge difference between a free market and an internal market. He has also sought to raise awareness of the democratic deficit in the institution of the EU and of the abuse of basic moral rules by EU institutions and EU member states. Jedlička described the European Stability Mechanism as a protectorate.
On 13 April 2015, Vít Jedlička proclaimed the Free Republic of Liberland on what he considered an unclaimed land lot (terra nullius) known as Siga between Serbia and Croatia. The Preparatory Committee which Jedlička appointed elected him as president that same day. An assembly will be elected as soon as it’s deemed appropriate by the provisional government.