István Gyenesei

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István Gyenesei
Minister of Local Government of Hungary
In office
30 April 2008 – 14 April 2009
Preceded by Gordon Bajnai
Succeeded by Zoltán Varga
Personal details
Born (1948-04-01) 1 April 1948 (age 67)
Kaposvár címere.png Kaposvár, Hungary
Political party Association for Somogy
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is Gyenesei István. This article uses the Western name order.

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