László Sólyom

politician and former President of Hungary

László Sólyom (Hungarian: Sólyom László, pronounced [ˈʃoːjom ˈlaːsloː]; born 3 January 1942) is a Hungarian politician, lawyer, and librarian. He was the President of Hungary from 2005 until 2010.[1]

László Sólyom
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3rd President of Hungary
In office
5 August 2005 – 5 August 2010
Prime MinisterFerenc Gyurcsány
Gordon Bajnai
Viktor Orbán
Preceded byFerenc Mádl
Succeeded byPál Schmitt
1st Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Hungary
In office
1 August 1990 – 24 November 1998
Preceded byposition established
Succeeded byJános Németh
Personal details
Born (1942-01-03) 3 January 1942 (age 81)
Pécs, Kingdom of Hungary
Political partyIndependent (1989–present)
Other political
Hungarian Democratic Forum (1987–1989)
Erzsébet Sólyom
(m. 1966; died 2015)
Alma materUniversity of Pécs


  1. 'Kein Ende in Sicht,' Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine in Budapester Zeitung, September 2009