István Gyenesei

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István Gyenesei
Minister of Local Government of Hungary
In office
30 April 2008 – 14 April 2009
Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány
Preceded by Gordon Bajnai
Succeeded by Zoltán Varga
Personal details
Born (1948-04-01) 1 April 1948 (age 69)
Kaposvár, Hungary
Political party Association for Somogy
Spouse(s) Judit Horváth
Children Leila Gyenesei and 2 other
Profession politician

István Gyenesei (born 1 April 1948 in Kaposvár) is a Hungarian politician and is the Chairman of the Association for Somogy party. He was the only representative in the Hungarian National Assembly who gained a seat as independent. During the formation of the minority government (April 2008) Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány appointed him as Minister of Local Government. He did not get a post in the cabinet of Bajnai in 2009.

He has several children. The youngest daughter, Leila Gyenesei, is a pentathlete who participated in the 2006 Winter Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics.


Political offices
Preceded by
Gordon Bajnai
Minister of Local Government
Succeeded by
Zoltán Varga