Iván Szabó

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Iván Szabó
Minister of Finance of Hungary
In office
24 February 1993 – 15 July 1994
Preceded by Mihály Kupa
Succeeded by László Békesi
Personal details
Born (1934-01-08)8 January 1934
Coat of arms of Budapest.png Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Died 4 August 2005(2005-08-04) (aged 71)
Coat of arms of Budapest.png Budapest, Hungary
Political party MDF, MDNP, Centre Party
Profession politician, economist
The native form of this personal name is Szabó Iván. This article uses the Western name order.

Iván Szabó (8 January 1934 - 4 August 2005) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Finance between 1993 and 1994. He joined to the Hungarian Democratic Forum in 1988. He was chosen to the party's presidency in 1990. After the death of József Antall (1993) he served as manager president. Szabó was member of the National Assembly of Hungary since 1990. Between June 1990 and December 1991 he served as the Chairman of the Assembly's Economical Committee. He was appointed Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism in 1991. He became faction leader in 1994.

Szabó entered for the party's presidential election in 1996 but was beaten by Sándor Lezsák. After that Szabó and some other prominent members (György Szabad) left the party. They founded the Hungarian Democratic People's Party (MDNP) and Szabó appointed the new party's first president and faction leader. The MDNP did not hit the 5% threshold contrary at the 1998 election, that's why Szabó resigned from his position. He was a founding member of the Centre Party in 2001.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mihály Kupa
Minister of Finance
1993–1994
Succeeded by
László Békesi
National Assembly of Hungary
Preceded by
Ferenc Kulin
Leader of the MDF parliamentary group
1994–1996
Succeeded by
Ervin Demeter
Preceded by
First
Leader of the MDNP parliamentary group
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Last