Béla Markó

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Béla Markó
Deputy Prime Minister of Romania
In office
23 December 2009 – 7 May 2012
Prime MinisterEmil Boc
Cătălin Predoiu (acting)
Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu
Succeeded byFlorin Georgescu
Minister of State of Romania
In office
29 December 2004 – 3 July 2007
PresidentTraian Băsescu
Nicolae Văcăroiu
Traian Băsescu
Prime MinisterCălin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Personal details
Born (1951-09-08) 8 September 1951 (age 67)
Târgu Secuiesc, Romania
Political partyDemocratic Union of Hungarians in Romania

Béla Markó (born September 8, 1951 in Târgu Secuiesc) is a Romanian politician and writer of Hungarian ethnicity. The former leader of the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR), he is also the Deputy Premier in the Emil Boc government (which came to power on December 23, 2009); he had also been Minister of State in the Tăriceanu cabinet between 2004 and 2007, in charge of culture, education and research and European integration.

Markó has been a senator since 1990, and was the leader of the UDMR from 1993 to 2011. He competed in the 2004 Romanian presidential election, and ranked fourth with 5.1% of the votes.