Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Republic of Hungary/ Magyar Köztársaság/ Magyarorszag
(Female suffrage 1918/45) Formerly a part of the Autro-Hungarian Empire became an independent Republic 1918, was a Kingdom without a King 1920-45 and has been a republic since 1945.

Also see Hungary Heads and Hungary Parliament 

In Hungary family-names are used before the given name. Married women can chose different combinations of their own and their husbands’ names.

1918-19 Member of the Governing National Council of the Fifteen Schwimmer Rosika
Concurrently with her membership in the Provisorial Government she was Plenipotentiary Minister to Switzerland 1918-19 as the first female on ambassadorial level in the world, from 1920 in exile in USA. She lived (1877-1948)

1949-53 Minister of Health and Welfare Ratkó Ana

1950-58 Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Jóboní Magda
In 1958-89 Director General of the National Library.

1951 Deputy Minister of Light Industry Józefné Nagy/ Nagy Jolán Szanka
1952-55 Deputy Chairperson of the National Planning Committee
1955-56 Minister of Light Industry
1956-71 Minister of Light Industry

1956 Minister of State and Minister of Social Affairs Kéthly Anna
Vice-President of the National Assembly 1944-48, Vice-President of the Revolutionary Council in Strassbourg (Government-in-exile) 1956-ca.76, Chief of Social Democratic Party and Leader-in-exile in 1956 of the Party, in witch she had been a leading figure before World War II. The party was member of the Socialist International. Died in exile in Paris and lived (1889-1976)

1958-61 Minister of Education and Culture Benke Valéria
1967-71 Member of President's Council
1970-85 Member of the Politburo of the Communist Party
President of the Radio/TV-Corporation 1954-58. She lived (1920-2009)

1967-71 Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade
1971-82 Minister of Light Industry Jánosné Keserű / Keserű Bérci Etelka
Co-President of the Chamber of Commerce 1982-89.

1975-85 Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade Lájosné Selmezi

Circa 1982 State Secretary for The Central Office of Statistics Ferencné Nyitrai

1984-89 Deputy Premier Minister Dr. Csehák Judit
1987-90 Minister of Social Affairs and Health
1987-90 Member of the Politburo of the Communist Party
2002-
03 Minister of Health, Social- and Family Affairs
Leading Member of the Socialist Party and MP from the 1980s. (b. 1940-)

1990 State Secretary of Finance Botos Katalin
1990-93 Minister without Portfolio of the Bank System

1990-94 Government Spokesperson and Cabinet Member Juhasz Judit

1990-91 Deputy State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Tádé Alödy
Ambassador to Greece 1991-95 and to United Kingdom from 1995.

1990-92 State Secretary of Environment Dr. Tarjan Anna
Secretary General of Independent Smallholders' Party 1989-90, Member of Political Parliamentary Committee 1989-90 and MP from 1990. (b. 1932-)

1990-94 State Secretary of Education and Culture Honti María
1994-98 State Secretary of Education and Culture

1992 Government Commissioner and State Secretary Barsi Etelka
1992-94 Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Head of Hungarian Democratic Forum Parliamentary Faction 1990-92. Ambassador to Austria 2000-2003, Member of the European Parliament 2004-2009 and Government Commissioner for the EU Danube Strategy from 2010. (b. 1941-)

1992-94 State Secretary of Environment and Rural Development Laszlóné Tarján

1992-94 State Secretary of Social Affairs Dr. Pusztai Erzsébet
1998-2001 State Secretary of Health
Held a leading position in the Socialist group of the Parliament 1994-98. (b. 1952-)

1994-95 Minister of Labour Kovács Kósa Magda
Acting Vice-President of the Socialist Party in 196, of witch she had been a leading member since the 1970ies. (b. 1940- )

1994-96 State Secretary of Justice Dr. Csiha Judith
1996-98 Minister without Portfolio with Responsibility for Privatization

1994-98 State Secretary of Environmental Protection Dr. Szili  Katalin
Deputy Speaker of the Országülé (National Assembly) 1998-2002, its President 2002-09 and Vice-Chairperson of the Social Democrats, Presidential Candidate in 2005 and candidate for Mayor of Pecs in 2009 and Chairperson of the Social Union from 2010. (b. 1956-)

1994-98 State Secretary of Industry, Trade and Tourism Asztalos Ildikó

1994-98 State Secretary of Justice Dr. Fluckné Papácsay Edith
Deputy State Secretary of Justice 1990-94.

1997-98 State Secretary of Education Szilágyiné Dr. Szemkeó Judit

1998-2002 Minister of Justice Dr. Dávid Ibolya
Lader of
Hungarian Democratic, MDF 1999-2010, Vice-President of the National Assembly 2002-06 until she lost her seat as the party only got one MP elected (b. 1954-).

1998-99 State Secretary of Interest Conciliation Dr. Solösné Mária Dobos

1999-2000 State Secretary of Education Dr. Judit Szemkeö
2000-
04 State Secretary of Social and Family Affairs

1999-2000 State Secretary in the Premier Minister’s Office Mikes Éva

1999-2002 Government Commissioner and State Secretary for European Affairs Dr. Hankiss Ágnes

1999-2001 State Secretary of Environment Dr. Kisss Edit
(b. 1968-)

2001-2002 State Secretary of Environment Dr. Boda Ilona

2001-2002 State Secretary of Economic Affairs Dr. Nagy Róza

2001-2002 State Secretary of Social and Family Affairs Dr. Molnár Ilona

2002-06 Minister of Interior Dr. Lamperth Mónika (Third in Cabinet until 2004)
2006-07 Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
2007-08 Minister of Welfare and Labour
Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary Group of the Hungarian Socialist Party 1994-98 and 1998-2000 its Vice-President.The Ministry of Interior was abolished in 2006. Leader of the Executive Bureau of the Leader of the Leader of the Socialist Party (Prime Minister Gyurcsany)

2002-03 Minister of Environmental Protection and Water Kóródi Mária

2002-04 State Secretary of Health, Social- and Family Affairs Göncz Kinga
2004 Minister without Portfolio for Equal Opportunities
2004-06 Minister of Family, Children and Equality
2006-09 Minister of Foreign Affairs (Second in Cabinet)

2002-03 State Secretary of Health, Social and Family Affairs Dr. Jakab Ferencné
2003-10 Titular Secretary of State
Also known as
Zsuzsanna Jakab
.

2003-04 Minister without Portfolio for Equal Opportunities Levai Katalin

2003-04 State Secretary of Health, Social and Family Affairs Dr. Vojnik Mária
2009-10 State Secretary of Health

2005-06 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Márta Fekszi Horváth
2006-09 Senior State Secretary
A diplomat since 1977 she was Chief of Cabinet of the Foreign Ministry in 2009 and Ambassador to the United Nations in 2010.

2006-07 State Secretary of Health Horváth Ágnes
2007-08 Minister of Health
At first she was acting after the resignation of her predecessor until she was permanently appointed to the position. When she was fired in 2008, the liberal party left the government.

2006-09 State Secretary of Education and Culture Katalin Bogyay
Ambassador to Unesco 2009-14, President of the General Conference of UNESCO 2011-2013 and appointed Ambassador to the United Nations in 2015. (b. 1957-)

2007-10 State Secretary of Defence Vadai Agnes

2008-09 Minister of Welfare and Labour Erika Szűcs
Vice-president of MSZP.

2009-10 State Secretary of Finance Karácsony Imréné
Former Deputy State Secretary

2010-14 State Secretary of National Resources for Education Rózsa Hoffmannn

2010-14 State Secretary for Territorial Public Administration and Elections Erika Szabó

2010-State Secretary of Foreign Affairs for European Affairs Enikő Győri
Former Ambassador to Italy and MEP.


2010- State Secretary of National Development for Review of High-Priority State Contracts and State aid Sára Hegmanné Nemes

2010-14 State Secretary of National Development for Development Policy Coordination Ágnes Molnár

2010- State Secretary of the Ministry of National Development Mariann Vízkelety 

2010-14 State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy Róza Nagy

2011-12 Minister of National Development Lászlóné Németh / Zsuzsanna Németh
2013- Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office

Former Deputy Chief Executive of the Hungarian Development Bank. She is the third woman minister in Hungarian history to be known solely by her married name. (b. 1953-)

2011-  State Secretary of National Development for State Property Sára Hegmanné Nemes

2013-14 State Secretary of Justice Balatoni Monika
2014- State Secretary for Cultural Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations


2014- State Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office Zsigmondné dr. Vitályos Eszter Zsuzsanna

2014- State Secretary of Human Resources for Public Educaiton Czunyiné dr. Bertalan Judit

2014- State Secretary of Human Resources for Welfare and Social Inclusion Veresné Novák Katalin

2015- Deputy Minister of State of Foreign Affairs and Trade Petra Pana

2016- Secretary of State for Administrative Affairs at the Ministry of the National Economy Gondos Judit

2016- Secretary of State for Financial Affairs at the Ministry of the National Economy Hornung Ágnes


 


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