Mikuláš Dzurinda

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Mikuláš Dzurinda
Dzurinda in 2017
Prime Minister of Slovakia
In office
30 October 1998 – 4 July 2006
PresidentRudolf Schuster
Ivan Gašparovič
Preceded byVladimír Mečiar
Succeeded byRobert Fico
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
8 July 2010 – 4 April 2012
Prime MinisterIveta Radičová
Preceded byMiroslav Lajčák
Succeeded byMiroslav Lajčák
Minister of Transport, Post and Telecommunications
In office
16 March 1994 – 13 December 1994
Prime MinisterJozef Moravčík
Preceded byRoman Hofbauer
Succeeded byAlexander Rezeš
Personal details
Born (1956-02-04) 4 February 1956 (age 67)
Spišský Štvrtok, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)
Political partyChristian Democratic Movement (1990–2000)
Democratic Coalition (1998–2002)
Democratic and Christian Union-Democratic Party (2000–present)
Spouse(s)Eva Dzurindová
Alma materUniversity of Žilina

Mikuláš Dzurinda (born 4 February 1956) is a Slovak politician who was the Prime Minister of Slovakia from 30 October 1998 to 4 July 2006.

Career[change | change source]

He is the founder and leader of the Slovak Democratic Coalition (SDK) and then the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union. From 2002 to 2006, his party formed a coalition government with the Christian Democratic Movement, the Alliance of the New Citizen and the Party of the Hungarian Coalition.

Politics[change | change source]

He carried out reforms included flat tax 19%, pension reform (second pillar), education financing reform (except colleges and universities). During his term Slovakia joined both the European Union and NATO.