Mátyás Szűrös

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Mátyás Szűrös
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Provisional President of Hungary
In office
23 October 1989 – 2 May 1990
Preceded byBrunó Ferenc Straub
Chairman of the Presidential Council
Succeeded byÁrpád Göncz
Personal details
Born (1933-09-11) 11 September 1933 (age 85)
Püspökladány, Hungary
NationalityHungarian
Political partyMSZMP (?-1989)
MSZP (1989-2002)
New Left Party (2002-2003)
SZDP (2003-present)
Spouse(s)Andrea Takács
ChildrenMátyás
Iván
Lili Andrea

Mátyás Szűrös (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmaːcaːʃ ˈsyːrøʃ]; born 11 September 1933) is a Hungarian politician. He was provisional President of the Republic from 23 October 1989 to 2 May 1990. His presidency occurred during Hungary's transition from Communism to democratic government.[1]

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