Péter Kiss

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Péter Kiss
Kiss Péter 2008-09-20.JPG
Minister of Social Affairs and Labour of Hungary
In office
9 June 2006 – 30 June 2007
Preceded by Gábor Csizmár
(Minister of Employment and Labour)
Succeeded by Mónika Lamperth
Personal details
Born (1959-06-11) 11 June 1959 (age 55)
Celldömölk, Hungary
Political party MSZMP, MSZP
Profession politician, engineer
The native form of this personal name is Kiss Péter. This article uses the Western name order.

Péter Kiss (born Celldömölk, 11 June 1959) is a Hungarian Socialist politician.[1] In Bajnai's government, he was a minister without portfolio.[2] He was one of the candidates to succeed Péter Medgyessy as prime minister in 2004 but lost to Ferenc Gyurcsány.[3]


In 1983 he graduated from engineering at the Technical University in Budapest. He is a member of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers and the Society of Economic Sciences.[4]

In 1989 he was a founder and first leader of the Left Youth Association. Since 1992, he was a board member of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), and since 1994 a member of its presidium. In 1992 came the first time in the composition of the National Assembly, which sits to this day.[4]

In 1995-1998 he served as minister of work in the office of Prime Minister Gyula Horn. From 2002 to 2003 he served as minister of employment and work in the government of Prime Minister Péter Medgyessy. In 2003-2006 he was chief minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister's Office Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, and then from June 2006 to July 2007 the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. From July 2007 to April 2009 again held the position of chief minister of the Prime Minister.[4] From 20 April 2009 to May 29, 2010 was a minister without portfolio in the cabinet of Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai.[5][6]

Kiss also became a member of the National Assembly after the 2010 Hungarian parliamentary election winning a seat from the national list of MSZP.[7] He is a member of the parliamentary Committee for Employment and Labour and deputy chairman of the Subcommittee for European Affairs. Between 29 June 2010 and 7 March 2011 he also worked for the ad hoc committee for the preparation of Constitution which was responsible for drafting the new constitution.[7]


  1. ^ "Bio" (in Hungarian). Miniszterelnöki Hivatal. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bajnai cabinet takes oaths in Parliament". Budapest Business Journal. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Profile: Peter Kiss". BBC News. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Peter Kiss - Minister for Social Policy" (in Hungarian). Kormany.hu. 19 June 2006. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Hungary's president appoints PM Bajnai's ministers, The Budapest Times, 20 April 2009.
  6. ^ Bajnai cabinet takes oaths in Parliament, BBJ online, 20 April 2009.
  7. ^ a b Kiss Péter országgyűlési adatlapja, Parlament.hu, 24 September 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Bio (Hungarian)
  • Bio (English)
Political offices
Preceded by
Imre Szekeres
Minister of Prime Minister's Office
Succeeded by
György Szilvásy
Preceded by
Gábor Csizmár
Minister of Social Affairs and Labour
Succeeded by
Mónika Lamperth
Preceded by
György Szilvásy
Minister of Prime Minister's Office
Succeeded by
Csaba Molnár