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István Varga (politician, 1953)

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Profession  jurist, politician
Name  Istvan Varga
Resigned  May 14, 2002

Istvan Varga (politician, 1953) magyarnarancshudatacikk81733cikk81733varg
Born  18 October 1953 (age 62) Oroshaza, Hungary (1953-10-18)
Role  Former Member of the National Assembly of Hungary
Previous office  Member of the National Assembly of Hungary (1994–2002)
Political party  Hungarian Democratic Forum, Fidesz
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Dr. István Varga (born 18 October 1953) is a Hungarian lawyer and politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) from 1994 to 2002 and from 2010 to 2014.


Political career

He joined Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) in 1988 and served as President of the party's Békés County branch between 1992 and 2002. He was a local representative in the Assembly of Orosháza from 1990 to 1994, and functioned as head of the MDF group. He was elected MP from the party's Békés County Regional List in the 1994 parliamentary election. He became a member of the Committee on Environmental Protection (1994–95) and Committee on Immunity, Incompatibility and Mandate (1994–2002). He was delegated to the Presidium of the Hungarian Democratic Forum in 1996. He was elected MP for Orosháza (Békés County Constituency VI) during the 1998 parliamentary election.

Varga left MDF and joined Fidesz in 2002. He practised as a lawyer until the 2010 parliamentary election, when he secured a mandate from the Fidesz's Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County Regional List. He was appointed a member of the Committee on Immunity, Incompatibility and Mandate on 14 May 2010 and of the Constitutional, Judicial and Standing Orders Committee on 2 November 2010.


In September 2012, Varga made controversial remarks on domestic violence during a parliamentary debate. He said there would be no domestic violence if women had four or five children instead of only one or two. After that several NGOs staged a demonstration on Kossuth tér to draw attention to violence against women and to speak up for women's rights more generally. Following the outcry, Fidesz lawmakers decided that parliament should decide about incorporating domestic violence into the country's new Penal Code as a separate offence, a demand signed by 105,000 people in an initiative.


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