|Speaker of the National Council|
7 February 2006 – 4 July 2006
|Preceded by||Pavol Hrušovský|
|Succeeded by||Pavol Paška|
7 July 1958|
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)
Hungarian Christian Democratic Movement (Before 1998)|
Party of the Hungarian Community (1998–2009)
|Alma mater||Slovak University of Technology|
Béla Bugár (born 7 July 1958) is a Slovak politician of Hungarian ethnicity. He is a member of the Slovak parliament since 1992, briefly serving as its acting Speaker in 2006. He is the leader of the political party Most-Híd.
Life and career
He was the leader of Party of the Hungarian Coalition from 1998 until 2007, with Pál Csáky as his successor. Before the formation of the Party of the Hungarian Coalition in 1998, Bugar was the chairman of the Hungarian Christian Democratic Movement. Bugár has been an MP of the National Council of the Slovak Republic since 1992. He was its acting speaker from 7 February 2006 to 4 July 2006. Béla Bugár announced that he was going to retire from politics by 2010. However, on 30 June 2009 he founded a new political party, Most–Híd, whose goal is to stand for the Hungarians' interests in Slovakia while striving to work together with Slovaks.
- Dasa Matejcikova http://korzar.sme.sk/c/4693417/bela-bugar-sa-uci-anglictinu-z-walkmana-pri-polievani-zahrady.html "Béla Bugár – slovenský štátnik" = "Bela Bugar – slovak statesman"
- Ethnopolitics in the New Europe, Eds. John T. Ishiyama, Marijke Breuning, 1998, p.57
- Ethnic politics in Eastern Europe: a guide to nationality Policies, Organizations, and Parties, Ed. Janusz Bugajski, 1994, p.344
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