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István Ujhelyi

The native form of this personal name is Ujhelyi István. This article uses the Western name order.
István Ujhelyi
File:Ujhelyi Istvan.jpg
Member of the National Assembly
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 May 2002
Personal details
Born (1975-02-28) 28 February 1975 (age 39)
Berettyóújfalu, Hungary
Political party MSZP (since 1993)
Profession politician

Dr. István Ujhelyi (born 28 February 1975)[1] is a Hungarian politician from the Hungarian Socialist Party and has been MP in the National Assembly of Hungary since 2002.[2]

Life

He finished Tóth Árpád Grammar School in Debrecen in 1993. He took a Ph.D from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged in 2002. He went on a political study tour to London as a scholarship-holder of the Council of Europe and to Washington, D.C. on an American scholarship. He was delegated by the youth organizations to the Board of Trustees of the Hungarian Television Public Foundation and later of the Hungarian Radio Public Foundation. Also in 1999, he was elected a member of the governing body of the Hungarian UN Society.[1]

Political career

He joined the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) in 1993. He was national vice president of the Left-wing Youth Association from 1995; when the Association changed its name to Young Left-wing in 1999, he remained national vice president, and has been national president since 2002. He was confirmed in his presidency on February 2004. He was elected president of the local branch of the party, and served as vice president of its Csongrád County organization from 1998 to 2000. He has been president of the Youth Section of the Socialist Party since 1996, as well as a member of the National Board and, since November 2002, of the national presidium of the party. In 2003 he was elected again to the Socialist Party's most important body, the national presidium. He was elected a representative of the Szeged (City of County Status) Assembly in both the 1994 and 1998 local elections. From 16 October 2004 he was national vice-president and the youngest member of the presidium.[1]

He ran in the 1998 parliamentary elections. He secured a mandate in the 2002 parliamentary election for Szeged, Csongrád County Constituency I. He was an alternate member of the Hungarian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.[1] From 2004 he served as a governmental commissioner for Child and Youth Affairs. In the parliamentary election in 2006 he obtained an individual mandate for Szeged. He was the State Secretary of the Ministry for Local Government and Regional Development between 1 July 2006 and 14 May 2008. After that he served as State Secretary of Prime Minister's Office from 21 April 2009 to 29 May 2010 in the Cabinet of Gordon Bajnai.[2]

After the 2010 national election he was elected to the National Assembly of Hungary again from the party's national list. His party nominated for the position of one of the deputy speakers of the National Assembly of Hungary.[2]

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