|Intro||Czech student and politician|
|Birth||11 July 1996, Kadaň, Chomutov District, Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic|
Dominik Feri (born 11 July 1996) is a Czech politician who has been Member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2017. He is the youngest member of the legislative branch of the government in the history of the Czech Republic. Feri has also served as a member of the city council of his hometown, Teplice, since November 2014 while studying secondary school.
Feri was born in Kadaň, northwestern Bohemia, and grew up in Teplice District. His mother is from eastern Bohemia, and Feri is also partly of Ethiopian origin. From 2007 to 2015 he studied in a grammar school in Teplice. His first appearance in media was because of his public activities in Teplice. In 2015 he became a student of Faculty of Law at the Charles University in Prague.
During the municipal elections in 2014 he was an independent candidate on the candidate list of TOP 09 to the Council of Representatives in Teplice, although he wasn't elected, he became a first deputy candidate for that office, despite of his young age. After the leader of the candidate list Petr Měsíc resigned, Feri took the office and became one of nine members of City Council, which is led by mayor Jaroslav Kubera. In May 2015 he entered TOP 09 Party.
After the unsuccessful candidacy in 2016 Czech regional elections he was listed on the last place of the candidate list in District of Prague in 2017 Czech legislative election. On 21 October, he was elected to the office to the Chamber of Deputies. German magazine Die Welt considered Feri to be a successful and promising pro-European politician.
In April 2019, Feri suffered a racist violent attack at a wine tasting event in Boršice, Moravia, during which the attackers shouted at him "niggers do not belong in politics." He was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Feri plays accordion and piano. He stated that his opinions are close to those of the Czech Pirate Party.