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Gábor Fodor (politician)

Gábor Fodor
Minister of Education of Hungary
In office
15 July 1994 – 31 December 1995
Preceded by Ferenc Mádl
Succeeded by Bálint Magyar
Personal details
Born (1962-09-27) 27 September 1962
People's Republic of Hungary
Political party Liberals (2013– )
Other political
affiliations
Fidesz (1988–1993)
SZDSZ (1994–2010)
Profession jurist, politician

Gábor Fodor (born 27 September 1962) is a Hungarian jurist and liberal politician. He is a former president of the Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) 2008–09.[1] Fodor resigned after the results of the 2009 European Parliament election. Fodor was Minister of Education between 1994–95 and Minister of Environmental Protection and Water between 2007–08. He was elected in an internal SZDSZ election to the post of party leader in June 2008 with 346 votes to 344. This was an unscheduled election prompted by problems around the verification of the result of the previous vote.

He was a founding member of the Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union but left the party in 1993.

Fodor founded the Hungarian Liberal Party (or Liberals) on 27 April 2013.[2]

Interesting sidenote: as many of the leaders of the SZDSZ, he is tall: his height is 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m).

References

  1. ^ Fodor nyerte az elnökválasztást – Index.hu, 2008. június 7.
  2. ^ "Megalakult Fodor Gábor liberális pártja". 2013-04-27. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ferenc Mádl
Minister of Education
1994–1995
Succeeded by
Bálint Magyar
Party political offices
Preceded by
János Kóka
President of the Alliance of Free Democrats
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Attila Retkes
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