Balázs Horváth

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Balázs Horváth
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Minister of the Interior of Hungary
In office
23 May 1990 – 21 December 1990
Preceded by Zoltán Gál
Succeeded by Péter Boross
Personal details
Born (1942-08-13)August 13, 1942
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Died 2 July 2006(2006-07-02) (aged 63)
Veszprém, Hungary
Political party MDF, National Forum
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is Horváth Balázs. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Balázs Horváth (13 August 1942, Budapest – 2 July 2006) was a former Interior minister of Hungary. He was a member of the Hungarian Democratic Forum.

He was a lawyer, a graduate of the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. In 1988 he was among the founders of the Hungarian Democratic Forum, in 1990 for several months served as interior minister in the government of József Antall. Later he left the Hungarian Democratic Forum, for a time was an independent MP, in 2004, he founded the National Forum with several representatives, which entered into a coalition with Fidesz block. On behalf of the Fidesz won a parliamentary mandate in April 2006, but died two months later. His nephew, Zsolt Horváth succeeded him in that position.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Zoltán Gál
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Péter Boross