Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Who is Béla Bugár?

Béla Bugár is currently one of the most experienced parliamentarians in the Slovak parliament. He was born in 1958 in Bratislava and graduated from the Slovak University of Technology.

Béla Bugár(Source: TASR)

He entered politics immediately after the fall of communism. In 1990-1991 he was one of the top members of the Hungarian Christian Democratic Movement, which he then chaired in 1991-1998. He was also elected chairman of the Party of Hungarian Coalition (SMK) which was formed in 1998 to represent Hungarian minority in Slovakia.

Bugár was a member of the Czechoslovak federal parliament in 1990 and since 1992 he served as the national parliament deputy. In 1998 he was first elected deputy parliament’s speaker for the four-year term. Bugár was also elected MP in 2002 and in 2006.

In 2009, following a schism in the SMK, Bugár left the party along with four other MPs and founded Most-Híd. Bugár has been the chairman of the new party ever since. In 2010-2012 the party was one of the four coalition partners in the centre-right coalition under Iveta Radičová and Bugár again served as deputy parliament’s speaker. In 2012 early elections he was re-elected MP, as well as in 2016.

Source: SITA

Topic: Election


Top stories

PM Fico before Smer congress: I don’t want to run for president

At the party congress, vice-chairman of the ruling party, Marek Maďarič, has been replaced by Richard Raši. Otherwise, no major changes have taken place.

L-R: PM Robert Fico, outgoing Žilina governor adn Smer vice-chair Juraj Blanár, Culture Minister and resigned vice-chair Marke Maďarič, and his successor in party position, Košice Mayor Richard Raši at Decemebr 9 congress.

The increasingly rare wood grouse is being driven out of Slovakia's forests

Foresters plant too many trees in bare areas destroying the natural habitat of western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).

Wood grouse

Automation is finding its way

Autonomous vehicles and process connections through Logistics 4.0 are the biggest trends in Slovakia.

Online retailer Amazon opened its new returns centre in Sereď in mid-November.