Péter Bárándy

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Péter Bárándy
Minister of Justice of Hungary
In office
27 May 2002 – 4 October 2004
Preceded by Ibolya Dávid
Succeeded by József Petrétei
Personal details
Born (1949-06-12)12 June 1949
Coat of arms of Budapest.png Budapest, Second Hungarian Republic
Political party Independent
Profession politician, jurist
The native form of this personal name is Bárándy Péter. This article uses the Western name order.

Péter Bárándy (born 12 June 1949) is a Hungarian politician and jurist, who served as Minister of Justice between 2002 and 2004. He is a member of the Bárándy family, which is a famous lawyer dynasty in Hungary. He was a founding member and deputy chairman of the Republic Party in 1992 but the party never gain a seat until its abolishment (1996). After that Bárándy did not participate in Hungary's political life until 2002.

Péter Medgyessy appointed him justice minister on 27 May 2002. During his ministership Bárándy was one of the most popular politicians. As a result he was nominated to the position of President of Hungary, but he stepped back because only few MPs supported him.


Political offices
Preceded by
Ibolya Dávid
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
József Petrétei