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Árpád Göncz

Personal data
Date of birthFebruary 10, 1922(age 94)
Place of birthBudapest, Hungary
NationalityHungarian
Political partySZDSZ (Alliance of Free Democrats)
SpouseZsuzsanna Göntér
President of Hungary
1st President of the Third Republic of Hungary
In officeAugust 4, 1990 - August 4, 2000
Acting: May 2, 1990 August 3, 1990
Prime ministerJózsef Antall
Péter Boross
Gyula Horn
Viktor Orbán
Succeeded byFerenc Mádl
Preceded byMátyás Szűrös

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Árpád Göncz (Göncz Árpád, -huɡønts aːrpaːd; born February 10, 1922 in Budapest) is a Hungarian liberal politician and former President of Hungary (May 2, 1990 August 4, 2000). Göncz played a role in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He was also founding member and Vice Chairman of SZDSZ and Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary before becoming President.

He is currently a member of the international advisory council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.


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