Mikuláš Dzurinda

former prime minister of Slovakia

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.

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 68)
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

Career change

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

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.