Zoltán Balog (politician)

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Zoltán Balog
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Minister of Human Resources
Assumed office
14 May 2012
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
Preceded by Miklós Réthelyi
(National Resources)
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
16 May 2006
Personal details
Born (1958-01-07) 7 January 1958 (age 59)
Ózd, Hungary
Political party Fidesz
Children 5
Profession Calvinist pastor
The native form of this personal name is Balog Zoltán. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Zoltán Balog (born January 7, 1958)[1] is a Hungarian Calvinist pastor and politician, who has been Minister of Human Resources since 2012.


He is a member of the National Assembly (MP) since 2006.[2] He functioned as chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, Minority, Civic and Religious Affairs between 2006 and 2010.[2]

Between 2 June 2010 and 13 May 2012, he was Secretary of State for Social Inclusion within the Ministry of National Resources. On 3 May 2012 Minister of National Resources Miklós Réthelyi resigned from his office. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán appointed Balog as the successor to Réthelyi. The office was also renamed to Ministry of Human Resources.[2] During his ministership, the Klebelsberg Institution Maintenance Centre (KLIK) was established on 1 September 2012,[3] which became the central state agency for managing schools and marked centralised education system.