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Géza Gyimóthy

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Political party  MDF, FKGP
Profession  politician, agrarian

Name  Geza Gyimothy
Role  Politician
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Born  12 March 1952 (age 63) Tata, Hungary (1952-03-12)
Party  Hungarian Democratic Forum

Géza Gyimóthy (born March 12, 1952) is a former Hungarian politician, who served as one of the Deputy Speakers of the National Assembly of Hungary from June 18, 1998 to September 19, 2001.


Political career

Gyimóthy joined Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) in 1988 and formed the party's basic organization in Tata. However he quit the party one year later, because he considered the party's leadership was compromising. After that he became a member of the Independent Smallholders, Agrarian Workers and Civic Party (FKGP) on January 12, 1990. He served as chairman of the party in his birthplace between 1990 and 1991. He was a strong supporter of József Torgyán.

He unsuccessfully ran for the parliamentary seat for Komárom-Esztergom County 5th Constituency in the elections in 1990. He became Deputy Chairman of the Independent Smallholders Party in July 1994. He was elected to a member of the National Assembly during the 1994 elections from the party's National List. He was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture.

After the 1998 elections, Gyimóthy became a deputy speaker of the parliament. He frequently used yellow and red cards to rebuke of MPs. In 2000, former Prime Minister Gyula Horn called FKGP leader Torgyán as "Pubi", that is why Gyimóthy called him to order. Horn answered: "This is offensive? Do not be silly, Géza!" This moment became a political anecdote in Hungary.

In 2001-2002 the FKGP split into two parts and Gyimóthy's relation with the Party Chairman decayed. He was a candidate for the position of Minister of Agriculture, when Torgyán resigned, however he was expelled from the party by Torgyán. As a result Gyimóthy also lost his legislative deputy speaker function. After the failure Hungarian parliamentary election, 2002 for the FKGP, he retired from the politics.


Géza Gyimóthy was one of the founders of the Szená-torok, the official choir of the National Assembly of Hungary.


Géza Gyimóthy Wikipedia

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