List of Interior Ministers of Hungary

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The Minister of Interior of Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarország belügyminisztere) is a member of the Hungarian cabinet and the head of the Ministry of Interior. The current interior minister is Sándor Pintér.

The position was called People's Commissar of Interior (Hungarian: belügyi népbiztos) during the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919 and Minister of Local Government (Hungarian: önkormányzati miniszter) between 2006 and 2010, when the ministry was divided into the Ministry of Local Government and the Ministry of Justice and Law.

This page is a list of Ministers of Interior of Hungary.

Ministers of Interior (1848–1919)[edit]

Hungarian Kingdom (1848–1849)[edit]

Parties   Opposition Party

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 SzemereBertalan.jpg Bertalan Szemere
(1812–1869)
17 March 1848 2 October 1848 Opposition Party Batthyány Last Diet
1 (1848)
2 Crown of Saint Stephen.svg

Coa Hungary Country History (1849).svg

Committee of National Defence 2 October 1848 14 April 1849 Committee of National Defence

Hungarian State (1849)[edit]

Parties   Opposition Party

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Coa Hungary Country History (1849).svg Committee of National Defence 14 April 1849 2 May 1849 Committee of National Defence 1 (1848)
2 SzemereBertalan.jpg Bertalan Szemere
(1812–1869)
2 May 1849 11 August 1849 Opposition Party Szemere

After the collapse of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Hungarian Kingdom became an integral part of the Austrian Empire until 1867, when dual Austro-Hungarian Monarchy was created.

Hungarian Kingdom (1867–1918)[edit]

Parties   Deák Party/Liberal Party/National Party of Work   National Constitution Party   F48P/F48P–Károlyi   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Wenckheim Bela.jpg Béla Wenckheim
(1811–1879)
20 February 1867 21 October 1869 Deák Party Andrássy
DP
3 (1865)
4 (1869)
2 Rajner Pál - Borsos.jpg Pál Rajner
(1823–1879)
21 October 1869 10 February 1871 Deák Party
3 Tóth Vilmos Borsos.jpg Vilmos Tóth
(1832–1898)
10 February 1871 14 November 1871 Deák Party
14 November 1871 4 December 1872 Lónyay
DP
5 (1872)
4 December 1872 5 March 1873 Szlávy
DP
4 Szapáry Gyula Koller.jpg Gyula Szapáry
(1832–1905)
1st term
5 March 1873 21 March 1874 Deák Party
21 March 1874 2 March 1875 Bittó
DPBK
5 Tisza Kálmán Horowitz.jpg Kálmán Tisza
(1830–1902)
2 March 1875 20 October 1875 Liberal Party Wenckheim
SZP
20 October 1875 11 February 1887 K. Tisza
SZP
6 (1875)
7 (1878)
8 (1881)
9 (1884)
Orczy Bela.jpg Béla Orczy
(1822–1917)
acting
11 February 1887 22 March 1889 Liberal Party
10 (1887)
Baross Gábor Morelli.jpg Gábor Baross
(1848–1892)
acting
22 March 1889 16 June 1889 Liberal Party
6 Teleki Géza 1913-40.JPG Géza Teleki
(1843–1913)
16 June 1889 15 March 1890 Liberal Party
(4) Szapáry Gyula Koller.jpg Gyula Szapáry
(1832–1905)
2nd term
15 March 1890 17 November 1892 Liberal Party Szapáry
SZP
11 (1892)
7 Hieronymi Károly Ellinger.jpg Károly Hieronymi
(1836–1911)
17 November 1892 15 January 1895 Liberal Party Wekerle I
SZP
8 PerczelDezso.jpg Dezső Perczel
(1848–1913)
15 January 1895 26 February 1899 Liberal Party Bánffy
SZP
12 (1896)
Széll Kálmán.jpg Kálmán Széll
(1843–1915)
acting
26 February 1899 27 June 1903 Liberal Party Széll
SZP
13 (1901)
9 Khuen-Héderváry Károly.jpg Károly Khuen-Héderváry
(1849–1918)
1st term
27 June 1903 3 November 1903 Liberal Party Khuen-Héderváry I
SZP
10 Istvan Tisza.jpg István Tisza
(1861–1918)
3 November 1903 18 June 1905 Liberal Party I. Tisza I
SZP
11 Coat of arms of the Lands of the Holy Hungarian Crown (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg József Kristóffy
(1857–1928)
18 June 1905 8 April 1906 Liberal Party Fejérváry
SZP
14 (1905)
12 Andrassy2.jpg Gyula Andrássy, Jr.
(1860–1929)
8 April 1906 17 January 1910 National Constitution Party Wekerle II
F48POAP–KNP–PDP
15 (1906)
(9) Khuen-Héderváry Károly.jpg Károly Khuen-Héderváry
(1849–1918)
2nd term
17 January 1910 22 April 1912 National Party of Work Khuen-Héderváry II
NMP
16 (1910)
13 Lukács László.jpg László Lukács
(1850–1932)
22 April 1912 10 June 1913 National Party of Work Lukács
NMP
14 Coat of arms of the Lands of the Holy Hungarian Crown (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg János Sándor
(1860–1922)
10 June 1913 15 June 1917 National Party of Work I. Tisza II
NMP
15 Ifj. Ugron Gábor.JPEG Gábor Ugron
(1880–1960)
15 June 1917 23 August 1917 National Party of Work Esterházy
NMPF48POAP–PDP–KNP
23 August 1917 25 January 1918 Wekerle III
NMPF48POAP–PDP–KNP
16 Tóth János 1908-48.JPG János Tóth
(1864–1929)
25 January 1918 8 May 1918 F48P
Wekerle Sándor Benczúr.jpg Sándor Wekerle
(1848–1921)
acting
8 May 1918 31 October 1918 National Party of Work
Návay Lajos-001.jpg Lajos Návay
(1870–1919)
30 October 1918 31 October 1918 Independent Hadik
not formed
17 Batthyány Tivadar Strelisky.jpg Tivadar Batthyány
(1859–1931)
31 October 1918 16 November 1918 F48P–Károlyi M. Károlyi
F48P–Károlyi–PRP–MSZDP
MNT (—)

Hungarian People's Republic (1918–1919)[edit]

Parties   F48P–Károlyi

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Batthyány Tivadar Strelisky.jpg Tivadar Batthyány
(1859–1931)
16 November 1918 12 December 1918 F48P–Károlyi M. Károlyi
F48P–Károlyi–PRP–MSZDP
MNT (—)
2 G9Nagy Vince (1886-1965).jpg Vince Nagy
(1886–1965)
12 December 1918 11 January 1919 F48P–Károlyi
11 January 1919 21 March 1919 Berinkey
F48P–Károlyi–PRP–MSZDP–OKGFP

People's Commissars of Interior (1919)[edit]

Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)[edit]

Parties   MSZP/SZKMMP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Eugene-landler-comisario-hungría--outlawsdiary00tormuoft.jpg Jenő Landler
(1875–1928)
serving with Béla Vágó
21 March 1919 1 August 1919 MSZP/SZKMMP Central Executive Council
MSZP/SZKMMP
TOGY (—)
1 Béla-vago-vicecomisario-interior-hungría--outlawsdiary02tormuoft.png Béla Vágó
(1881–1939)
serving with Jenő Landler
21 March 1919 1 August 1919 MSZP/SZKMMP

Counter-revolutionary governments (1919)[edit]

Parties   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
Coat of arms of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg Ábel Bartha 5 May 1919 31 May 1919 Independent Arad
Coat of arms of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg Béla Kelemen
(1863–1944)
31 May 1919 6 June 1919 Independent Szeged I
6 June 1919 12 July 1919 Szeged II
Coat of arms of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg Aladár Balla
(1867–1935)
12 July 1919 12 August 1919 Independent Szeged III

Ministers of Interior (1919–2006)[edit]

Hungarian People's Republic (1919)[edit]

Parties   MSZDP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Coat of arms of Hungary (1918-1919).svg Károly Peyer
(1881–1956)
1 August 1919 6 August 1919
(deposed)
MSZDP Peidl
MSZDP

Hungarian Republic (1919–1920)[edit]

Parties   KNP/KNEP   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Coat of arms of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg Adolf Samassa
(1867–1929)
7 August 1919 15 August 1919 Independent Friedrich
KNP/KNEP–OKGFP
2 Perényi Zsigmond politikus.JPEG Zsigmond Perényi
(1870–1946)
15 August 1919 27 August 1919 KNP
3 István Friedrich Hungarian Prime Minister.jpg István Friedrich
(1883–1951)
27 August 1919 11 September 1919 KNP
4 Coat of arms of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg Ödön Beniczky
(1878–1931)
11 September 1919 24 November 1919 KNP/KNEP
24 November 1919 29 February 1920 Huszár
KNEP–OKGFP–MSZDP–NDPP

Hungarian Kingdom (1920–1946)[edit]

Parties   KNEP   National Smallholders and Agricultural Labourers Party (OKGFP)   EPNEPMÉP   Party of Hungarian Renewal (MMP)   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Coat of arms of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg Ödön Beniczky
(1878–1931)
29 February 1920 15 March 1920 KNEP Huszár
KNEP–OKGFP–MSZDP–NDPP
2 Simonyi-Semadam.jpg Sándor Simonyi-Semadam
(1864–1946)
acting
15 March 1920 19 April 1920 KNEP Simonyi-Semadam
KNEP–OKGFP
17 (1920)
3 Dömötör Mihály.jpg Mihály Dömötör
(1875–1962)
19 April 1920 19 July 1920 KNEP
4 Ferdinandy Gyula 1896.jpg Gyula Ferdinandy
(1873–1960)
19 July 1920 19 February 1921 OKGFP Teleki I
KNEP–OKGFP
5 Coat of arms of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg Vilmos Pál Tomcsányi
(1880–1959)
19 February 1921 14 April 1921 OKGFP
6 Ráday VII Gedeon 1920.jpg Gedeon Ráday
(1872–1937)
14 April 1921 3 December 1921 KNEP Bethlen
(KNEP–OKGFP)→EP
7 KlebelsbergKuno1900s.jpg Kunó Klebelsberg
(1875–1932)
3 December 1921 2 February 1922 KNEP
(7) 2 February 1922 6 June 1922 EP
8 Rakovszky Iván -Irisz.jpg Iván Rakovszky
(1885–1960)
6 June 1922 15 October 1926 EP 18 (1922)
9 Scitovszky Béla.jpg Béla Scitovszky
(1878–1959)
15 October 1926 24 August 1931 EP
19 (1926)
20 (1931)
10 Keresztes-FischerFerenc.jpg Ferenc Keresztes-Fischer
(1881–1948)
1st term
24 August 1931 1 October 1932 EP G. Károlyi
EPKGSZP
1 October 1932 4 March 1935 NEP Gömbös
NEP
11 Coat of arms of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg Miklós Kozma
(1884–1941)
4 March 1935 12 October 1936 NEP
21 (1935)
12 October 1936 3 February 1937 Darányi
NEP
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-E05367A, Johann von Daranyi.jpg Kálmán Darányi
(1886–1939)
acting
3 February 1937 10 April 1937 NEP
12 Széll József -Székely photo.jpg József Széll
(1880–1956)
10 April 1937 14 May 1938 NEP
(10) Keresztes-FischerFerenc.jpg Ferenc Keresztes-Fischer
(1881–1948)
2nd term
14 May 1938 16 February 1939 NEP Imrédy
NEP
16 February 1939 3 April 1941 MÉP Teleki II
MÉP
22 (1939)
3 April 1941 9 March 1942 Bárdossy
MÉP
9 March 1942 22 March 1944
(deposed)
Kállay
MÉP
13 Jaross Andor 1938.jpg Andor Jaross
(1896–1946)
22 March 1944 17 August 1944 MMP Sztójay
MÉP–MMP
14 Coat of arms of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg Miklós Bonczos
(1897–1971)
17 August 1944 29 August 1944 MÉP Sztójay
MÉP–MMP
29 August 1944 12 October 1944 Lakatos
MÉP
Coat of arms of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg Béla Horváth
(1886–1978)
acting for Miklós Bonczos
as Secretary of State
6 September 1944 12 October 1944 MÉP
15 Coat of arms of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; angels).svg Péter Schell
(1898–1974)
12 October 1944 16 October 1944
(deposed)
MÉP

Government of National Unity (1944–1945)[edit]

Parties   Arrow Cross Party

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Coat of arms of Hungary (1945).svg Gábor Vajna
(1891–1946)
16 October 1944 28 March 1945 NYKP Szálasi
NYKP–MMP

Soviet-backed provisional governments (1944–1946)[edit]

Parties   NPP   MKP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Erdei Ferenc 1947.jpg Ferenc Erdei
(1910–1971)
22 December 1944 15 November 1945 NPP Provisional National Government
FKGPMKPMSZDPNPPPDP
INGY (1944)
2 Nagy Imre igazolványkép.jpg Imre Nagy
(1896–1958)
15 November 1945 1 February 1946 MKP Tildy
FKGPMKPMSZDPNPP
23 (1945)

Hungarian Republic (1946–1949)[edit]

Parties   MKP-MDP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Nagy Imre igazolványkép.jpg Imre Nagy
(1896–1958)
1 February 1946 20 March 1946 MKP F. Nagy
FKGPMKPMSZDPNPP
23 (1945)
2 Rajk László Sr. 1947.jpg László Rajk
(1909–1949)
20 March 1946 31 May 1947 MKPMDP
31 May 1947 5 August 1948 Dinnyés
MKPFKGPMSZDPNPP
24 (1947)
3 János Kádár (fototeca.iiccr.ro).jpg János Kádár
(1912–1989)
5 August 1948 10 December 1948 MDP
10 December 1948 20 August 1949 Dobi
MDPFKGPNPP
25 (1949)

Hungarian People's Republic (1949–1989)[edit]

Parties   MDP-MSZMP   MSZP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 János Kádár (fototeca.iiccr.ro).jpg János Kádár
(1912–1989)
20 August 1949 23 June 1950 MDP Dobi
MDP
25 (1949)
2 Zöld Sándor.jpg Sándor Zöld
(1913–1951)
23 June 1950 20 April 1951 MDP
3 Coat of arms of Hungary (1949-1956).svg Árpád Házi
(1908–1970)
20 April 1951 14 August 1952 MDP
14 August 1952 14 November 1952 Rákosi
MDP
4 Coat of arms of Hungary (1949-1956).svg József Györe
(1902–1985)
14 November 1952 4 July 1953 MDP
5 Ernő Gerő 1962.jpg Ernő Gerő
(1898–1980)
4 July 1953 6 June 1954 MDP I. Nagy I
MDP
26 (1953)
6 Coat of arms of Hungary (1949-1956).svg László Piros
(1917–2006)
6 June 1954 18 April 1955 MDP
18 April 1955 24 October 1956 Hegedüs
MDP
24 October 1956 27 October 1956 I. Nagy II
MDP/MSZMPFKGP
7 Münnich Ferenc 1921.jpg Ferenc Münnich
(1886–1967)
27 October 1956 3 November 1956 MDP
8 Biszku Béla portrait.jpg Béla Biszku
(1921–2016)
1 March 1957 28 January 1958 MSZMP Kádár I
MSZMP
28 January 1958 13 September 1961 Münnich
MSZMP
27 (1958)
9 Coat of arms of Hungary (1957-1990).svg János Pap
(1925–1994)
13 September 1961 7 December 1963 MSZMP Kádár II
MSZMP
28 (1963)
10 Coat of arms of Hungary (1957-1990).svg András Benkei
(1923–1991)
7 December 1963 30 June 1965 MSZMP
30 June 1965 17 April 1967 Kállai
MSZMP
17 April 1967 15 May 1975 Fock
MSZMP
29 (1967)
30 (1971)
15 May 1975 27 June 1980 Lázár
MSZMP
31 (1975)
32 (1980)
11 Horváth István fortepan.jpg István Horváth
(1935–)
27 June 1980 29 March 1985 MSZMP
12 Coat of arms of Hungary (1957-1990).svg János Kamara
(1927–2000)
29 March 1985 25 June 1987 MSZMP
33 (1985)
25 June 1987 16 December 1987 Grósz
MSZMP
(11) Horváth István fortepan.jpg István Horváth
(1935–)
16 December 1987 24 November 1988 MSZMP
24 November 1988 7 October 1989 Németh
(MSZMP)→MSZP
(11) 7 October 1989 23 October 1989 MSZP

Hungarian Republic (1989–2006)[edit]

Parties   MSZP   MDF   SZDSZ   Fidesz

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
Horváth István fortepan.jpg István Horváth
(1935–)
provisional
23 October 1989 23 January 1990 MSZP Németh
MSZP
Gál Zoltán 2013.JPG Zoltán Gál
(1940–)
provisional
23 January 1990 23 May 1990 MSZP
1 Horváth Balázs Szárszó.jpg Balázs Horváth
(1942–2006)
23 May 1990 21 December 1990 MDF Antall
MDFFKGPKDNP
34 (1990)
2 Péter Boross 2014.JPG Péter Boross
(1928–)
21 December 1990 12 December 1993 MDF
13 December 1993 21 December 1993 Boross
MDF–EKGP–KDNP
3 Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Imre Kónya
(1947–)
21 December 1993 15 July 1994 MDF
4 GaborKuncze.jpg Gábor Kuncze
(1950–)
15 July 1994 8 July 1998 SZDSZ Horn
MSZPSZDSZ
35 (1994)
5 Pinter Sandor Portrait.jpg Sándor Pintér
(1948–)
1st term
8 July 1998 27 May 2002 Fidesz Orbán I
FideszFKGPMDF
36 (1998)
6 Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Mónika Lamperth
(1957–)
27 May 2002 4 October 2004 MSZP Medgyessy
MSZPSZDSZ
37 (2002)
4 October 2004 9 June 2006 Gyurcsány I
MSZPSZDSZ

Ministers of Local Government (2006–2010)[edit]

Hungarian Republic (2006–2010)[edit]

Parties   MSZP   Association for Somogy   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Mónika Lamperth
(1957–)
9 June 2006 30 June 2007 MSZP Gyurcsány II
MSZPSZDSZ
38 (2006)
2 Bajnai Jerusalem.jpg Gordon Bajnai
(1968–)
30 June 2007 30 April 2008 Independent
3 Coat of arms of Hungary.svg István Gyenesei
(1948–)
30 April 2008 14 April 2009 Association for Somogy
4 Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Zoltán Varga
(1952–)
14 April 2009 29 May 2010 MSZP Bajnai
MSZP

Ministers of Interior (2010–present)[edit]

Hungarian Republic / Hungary (2010–Present)[edit]

Parties   Fidesz

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1 Pinter Sandor Portrait.jpg Sándor Pintér
(1948–)
2nd term
29 May 2010 6 June 2014 Fidesz Orbán II
FideszKDNP
39 (2010)
6 June 2014 Incumbent Orbán III
FideszKDNP
40 (2014)

See also[edit]