Péter Boross

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Péter Boross
Boross Péter.jpg
Prime Minister of Hungary
2nd Prime Minister of the Third Republic of Hungary
In office
12 December 1993 – 15 July 1994
President Árpád Göncz
Preceded by József Antall
Succeeded by Gyula Horn
Personal details
Born (1928-08-27) 27 August 1928 (age 85)
Nagybajom, Hungary
Political party MDF (conservative) (-2010)
Spouse(s) Ilona Papp (deceased)
The native form of this personal name is Boross Péter. This article uses the Western name order.

Péter Boross (born 27 August 1928) was the second Prime Minister of Hungary from December 1993 to July 1994. He came to power with the death of the previous PM, József Antall, and held office until his coalition was defeated in elections and he made way for his successor, Gyula Horn of the socialist party. He had previously served as interior minister under Antall from May 1990 to December 1993. He has also served as political advisor to prime minister Viktor Orbán. He has been Member of Parliament between 2006 and 2009 and was long considered as a supporter of the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) party leader Ibolya Dávid. Recently, Boross has strongly opposed the nomination of ex-minister Lajos Bokros to the top of the list for the elections for the European Parliament in 2009. Due to the left-shift of his conservative party, which resulted in the exclusion of several prominent party members, Boross decided to break up all connection with the present party leadership on 13 June 2009. He finally left the party on January 2010.

On 6 June 2010 he became a member of the board besides Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, which elaborated the concept of the new Hungarian constitution. He had a controversial interview in the pages of Heti Válasz in September 2010. Boross said the government should inaugurate the so-called childlessness tax because according to him the reproduction is not only private matter but also national interest. Several feminist groups criticized his statements.[1] Before that the former PM was asked about the new constitution which will be ready for 2011. Boross considered he can image that the new constitutional government will be a kingdom. Furthermore he said that is necessary to give more device and power into the Prime Minister's hand by way of the new constitution.[2]

Family[edit]

Widow, his wife, Ilona Papp, who worked as a judge, died on 31 July 2010. They have one boy and one girl. Their first-born child died at the age of nine months.

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Political offices
Preceded by
position created
Minister of Civilian Intelligence Services
1990
Succeeded by
András Gálszécsy
Preceded by
Balázs Horváth
Minister of the Interior
1990–1993
Succeeded by
Imre Kónya
Preceded by
András Gálszécsy
Minister of Civilian Intelligence Services
Acting

1992
Succeeded by
Tibor Füzessy
Preceded by
József Antall
Prime Minister of Hungary
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Gyula Horn