|Member of the National Assembly|
15 May 2002
|Secretary of State for Infocommunications|
2 June 2010 – 12 September 2011
|Succeeded by||Vilmos Vályi-Nagy|
12 April 1977 |
|Political party||Fidesz (since 1994)|
Zsolt Nyitrai (born 12 April 1977) is a Hungarian politician, Member of Parliament (Fidesz) since 2002. He served as Secretary of State for Infocommunications in the Ministry of National Development between 2010 and 2011.
Zsolt Nyitrai went to primary school in Eger. He graduated in the Gárdonyi Géza High School. Then he got his degree in 2001 in the Law Faculty of the Miskolc University. The politician speaks English and Italian.
Zsolt Nyitrai joined Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union in 1994. In 1998 he became chief of campaign during the parliamentary elections in Eger, his hometown. In 1998 he was elected representative of the city council, chairing the Committee on Youth and Sport. He founded the first countryside-based branch of Fidelitas, the youth organization of Fidesz. In 2001 he was elected first vice-president of the organization.
He served as deputy chief of campaign during the 2004 European Parliamentary elections in 2004 that brought landslide victory for Fidesz. Prior to the municipal elections of 2006 he was appointed as director of campaign.
Currently, Zsolt Nyitrai is operational director of Fidesz. As a director he is in charge of organizing campaigns and political actions, coordinating major events and shaping the image of the party. He is a relevant political background player in Fidesz and Fidelitas.
Work in the Hungarian Parliament
In the 2002 parliamentary election Zsolt Nyitrai gained his mandate from the joint party list of MDF and Fidesz. Between 2002 and 2006 he was a member of the Committee on Law Enforcement as well as the European Integration and International Cooperation Subcommittee. The young politician submitted 210 motions in 4 years. As a representative he held 34 speeches revealing unkept promises of the MSZP-SZDSZ government. In 2006, he gained his mandate in the Heves County territorial constituency. The politician represents Fidesz-KDNP faction in the Committee on Economic Affairs and Informatics. From August 2006 Zsolt Nyitrai is the chairman of Informatics and Telecommunication Working Group of Fidesz. 40 of his motions were on the agenda of the Hungarian Parliament since 2006. The floor was given to him on 11 occasions. In 2007, he became a member of the Consumer Protection Ad Hoc Committee.
In 2010 he was appointed a state secretary of the Ministry of National Development. Under the Hungarian EU chairmanship, Nyitrai served as the President of the European Council of Ministers of Telecommunications. He functioned as Prime Minister's Commissioner for the Government's Human Policy between September 2011 and July 2012. In 2014, he was elected individual MP for Eger. In June 2015, he was appointed Ministerial Commissioner for Development in Heves County.
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