Ferenc Mádl

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Ferenc Mádl
President of Hungary
In office
4 August 2000 – 5 August 2005
Prime MinisterViktor Orbán
Péter Medgyessy
Ferenc Gyurcsány
Preceded byÁrpád Göncz
Succeeded byLászló Sólyom
Personal details
Born(1931-01-29)29 January 1931
Bánd, Kingdom of Hungary
Died29 May 2011(2011-05-29) (aged 80)
Budapest, Hungary
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Dalma Mádl

Ferenc Mádl (Hungarian: [ˈfɛrɛnt͡s ˈmaːdl̩]; 29 January 1931 – 29 May 2011)[1] was a Hungarian legal scholar, professor and politician. He was the second President of the third Republic of Hungary between 4 August 2000 and 5 August 2005.

He was Minister of Education between 1993 and 1994 in the conservative cabinets of József Antall and Péter Boross. Mádl ran unsuccessfully for the position of President of Hungary in 1995, loosing to Árpád Göncz. Five years later he was elected President.

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