Ferenc Gyurcsány

Politician

1961 –

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Who is Ferenc Gyurcsány?

Ferenc Gyurcsány is a Hungarian politician. He was the sixth Prime Minister of Hungary from 2004 to 2009.

He was nominated to take that position on 25 August 2004 by the Hungarian Socialist Party, after Péter Medgyessy resigned due to a conflict with the Socialist Party's coalition partner. Gyurcsány was elected Prime Minister on 29 September 2004 in a parliamentary vote. He led his coalition to victory in the parliamentary elections in 2006, securing another term as Prime Minister. His first rise to power was the result of a coalition conflict. His legitimacy was permanently questioned by opposition parties based on the fact that he withheld information about the actual budget deficit in his 2006 re-election campaign. He was also criticised for using derogatory terms for his own country in his speech in Balatonőszöd. After that speech leaked out, demonstrations started on the streets of Budapest where many people were injured, both demonstrators and policemen.

On 24 February 2007, he was elected as the leader of the MSZP, taking 89% of the vote. On 21 March 2009 Gyurcsány announced his intention to resign as Prime Minister.

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Born
Jun 4, 1961
Pápa
Also known as
  • Ferenc Gyurcsany
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Hungarian people
Nationality
  • Hungary
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Pécs
    ( - 1984)
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Pécs
    ( - 1990)
Lived in
  • Pápa

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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