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|2nd chairman of Slovak Democratic and Christian Union – Democratic Party|
19 May 2012
|Preceded by||Mikuláš Dzurinda|
|Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic|
4 May 2012 – 2016
|3th[clarification needed] chairman of Bratislava Region|
|Preceded by||Vladimír Bajan|
21 April 1969 |
|Alma mater||University of Economics in Bratislava|
Pavol Frešo (born 21 April 1969) is a Slovak politician who is currently chairman of SDKÚ-DS, chairman of the Bratislava Region, and member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic. In the 2012 election he won 21,768 personal votes, jumping from 9th to 4th place on his party's ballot. He speaks English and Russian and has two children.
Frešo was born on 21 April 1969 in Bratislava. He studied at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava graduated in 1992 and University of Economics in Bratislava earning a bachelor's degree (Bc.) in 1995. From 1990 until 1992 he worked as a self-employed person offering PC work lectures. From 1993 until 2006 he was president of company.[clarification needed] He has not been active in business since 2006.
- 1992–1993, vice-chairman of ODS, later renamed KDS
- 2003–2005, chairman of revision and check commission of SDKÚ-DS
- 2005–2006, vice-chairman for interior in DS
- 2006, member of presidium of SDKÚ-DS (after DS merged with SDKÚ)
- 17 June 2006 - elected member of National Council of the Slovak Republic for SDKÚ-DS
- 28 November 2009 - elected chairman of Bratislava Region
- 19 May 2012 - elected chairman of SDKÚ-DS
Chairman of SDKÚ-DS
Frešo announced his candidacy on 18 April 2012, a month before elections. In election campaign Frešo blamed his rival Lucia Žitňanská for party's setback in last elections. Frešo was considered to be candidate of regions, while Žitňanská hod strong position in Bratislava. 3rd candidate Viliam Novotný announced candidacy short before election. In first round won Frešo, but his 178 votes was insufficient to win, then second round took place. Two candidates advanced in second round, Frešo won distinctly with 242 votes against 142 votes for Žitňanská.