Béla Markó

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The native form of this personal name is Markó Béla. This article uses the Western name order.
Béla Markó
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Deputy Prime Minister of Romania
In office
23 December 2009 – 7 May 2012
Prime Minister Emil Boc
Cătălin Predoiu (acting)
Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu
Succeeded by Florin Georgescu
Minister of State of Romania
In office
29 December 2004 – 3 July 2007
President Traian Băsescu
Nicolae Văcăroiu
Traian Băsescu
Prime Minister Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Personal details
Born (1951-09-08) 8 September 1951 (age 63)
Târgu Secuiesc, Romania
Political party Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania
Religion Hungarian Reformed (Calvinist)[1]

Béla Markó (born September 8, 1951, Târgu Secuiesc) is a Romanian politician and writer of Hungarian ethnicity. The former leader of the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR), he is also the Deputy Premier in the Emil Boc government (which came to power on December 23, 2009); he had also been Minister of State in the Tăriceanu cabinet between 2004 and 2007, in charge of culture, education and research and European integration.

Markó has been a senator since 1990, and was the leader of the UDMR from 1993 to 2011. He competed in the 2004 Romanian presidential election, and ranked fourth with 5.1% of the votes.

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  1. ^ http://www.senat.ro/FisaSenator.aspx?ID=65