Tibor Kovács

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Tibor Kovács
Member of the National Assembly
In office
28 June 1994 5 May 2014
Personal details
Born (1952-09-08) 8 September 1952 (age 66)
Sőrekút (today Nyírtelek), Hungary
Political party MSZMP (1979–89)
MSZP (since 1989)
Professionchemical engineer, politician

Tibor Kovács (born 8 September 1952) [1] is a Hungarian petroleum engineer and politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) for Tiszaújváros (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Constituency XII) from 1994 to 2010. He was also a Member of Parliament from the national list of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) between 2010 and 2014. [2]

Tiszaújváros Town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary

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Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Counties of Hungary in Northern Hungary

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Hungarian Socialist Party political party in Hungary

The Hungarian Socialist Party, known mostly by its acronym MSZP, is a social-democratic political party in Hungary.

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Studies and works

Kovács was born into a Catholic farmer family in Sőrekút (today Nyírtelek, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County) [note 1] on 8 September 1952. He attended elementary school in Nyíregyháza. He graduated from the Irinyi János Chemical Technical School of Kazincbarcika in 1971. He obtained degree in petroleum engineering at the Oil & Gas University of Ploiești in the Socialist Republic of Romania in 1977. He spent his compulsory military service in Zalaegerszeg between 1977 and 1978. He obtained a degree of economic engineer at the Budapest University of Technology in 1986. He worked for the National Petroleum and Gas Trust (OKGT) and its successor company the MOL Group in Tiszaújváros from 1977 to 1994. [1]

Nyírtelek Place in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary

Nyírtelek is a town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.

Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Counties of Hungary in Northern Great Plain

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Nyíregyháza City with county rights in Northern Great Plain, Hungary

Nyíregyháza is a city in northeastern Hungary and the county capital of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg. With a population of 118,000, it is the seventh-largest city in Hungary and is one of the leading cities of Northern Hungary and of the northern part of the Great Hungarian Plain (Alföld). Its development has been ongoing since the 18th century, making it the economic and cultural center of the region. Its zoo, exhibiting more than 500 species, including rarities, is recognized throughout Europe.

He married physician Tímea Szinku in 1983. They have two daughters Tímea (b. 1985) and Lilla (b. 1988). [1]

Political career

He joined the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party (MSZMP) in 1979, but did not hold any party functions. During the end of communism, he became a founding member of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) in October 1989. He was appointed a board member of the party branch in Tiszaújváros. [1] He was elected a member to the representative body of the town in 1992. Since then, he was elected local representative five times until his retirement from politics in 2014. [2] Kovács became chairman of the Socialist Party branch in Tiszaújváros in 2000, when he was also elected to the presidium of the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County branch. [1]

Hungarian Socialist Workers Party the ruling Marxist–Leninist party of Hungary between 1956 and 1989

The Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party was the ruling Marxist–Leninist party of the Hungarian People's Republic between 1956 and 1989. It was organised from elements of the Hungarian Working People's Party during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, with János Kádár as general secretary. The party also controlled its armed forces, the Hungarian People's Army.

The Communist rule in the Hungarian People's Republic came to an end in 1989. The events were part of the Revolutions of 1989, known in Hungarian as the Rendszerváltás.

Kovács was elected Member of Parliament for Tiszaújváros during the 1994 parliamentary election; he obtained 55.19 percent of the vote in the second round. In his first parliamentary term, he worked in the Committee on European Integration. [2] Kovács was re-elected MP either in 1998, 2002 and 2006. He was involved in the Economic Committee and its several sub-committees (1998–2004), Audit Committee (2002–2003) Budget and Finance Committee (2003–2010; vice-chairman until 2004). [2]

During the 2010 parliamentary election, Kovács lost to Roland Mengyi (Fidesz), but was elected MP from his party's national list. He was a member of the Economic and Information Technology Committee from 2010 to 2014, serving its vice-chairman from 2011. He also worked in the Health Committee between 2010 and 2011. [2] Kovács did not run in the 2014 parliamentary election.

Dr. Roland Mengyi is a Hungarian jurist and politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) for Tiszaújváros from 2010 to 2018. He was appointed President of the General Assembly of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County in 2010, serving in this capacity until 2014.

Fidesz Hungarian political party

Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Alliance is a national-conservative, right-wing populist political party in Hungary.

Notes

  1. The town was separated from Nyíregyháza and became an independent settlement in January 1952 under the name Sőrekút. It was renamed to Nyírtelek still in that year, in November 1952.

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