Pavol Frešo

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Pavol Frešo
Pavol Frešo (2011).jpg
2nd chairman of Slovak Democratic and Christian Union – Democratic Party
Assumed office
19 May 2012
Preceded by Mikuláš Dzurinda
Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic
In office
4 May 2012 – 2016
3th[clarification needed] chairman of Bratislava Region
In office
Preceded by Vladimír Bajan
Personal details
Born (1969-04-21) 21 April 1969 (age 47)
Bratislava, ČSSR
Political party SDKÚ-DS
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[edit]

Frešo announced his candidacy on 18 April 2012, a month before elections.[1] In election campaign Frešo blamed his rival Lucia Žitňanská for party's setback in last elections.[2] 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.


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