Dávid Kovács

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Dávid Kovács
Chairman of the Jobbik
In office
24 October 2003 – 25 November 2006
Preceded by Party established
Succeeded by Gábor Vona
Personal details
Born (1976-03-15) 15 March 1976 (age 41)
Budapest, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Political party MIÉP (1994–2003)
Jobbik (2003–2008)
Alma mater Eötvös Loránd University
Occupation Politician
Profession History teacher

Dávid Kovács (born on 15 March 1976 in Budapest) is a Hungarian politician, historian and former founding member of the Jobbik – Movement for a Better Hungary. He served as inaugural chairman of the party from 2003 to 2006. Following retirement from politics in 2008, he became an assistant professor of history in Károli Gáspár University.[1]


Kovács was born in Budapest on 15 March 1976 as the younger son of Dr. Etele Kovács, vice dean at the University of Physical Education (TF) and Valéria Végh, a former elementary school teacher.

During his presidency the Jobbik entered into a coalition with the Hungarian Justice and Life Party (see: MIÉP–Jobbik Third Way Alliance of Parties) for the 2006 Hungarian parliamentary election. After the election, where the party alliance failed to win any parliamentary seats, he was succeeded by Gábor Vona, Kovács became one of the deputy chairmen of the Jobbik.

He did not support the establishment of the Magyar Gárda, as a result he left the party along with two prominent founding members on 10 March 2008.[2]


Party political offices
Preceded by
New party
Chairman of the Jobbik
Succeeded by
Gábor Vona