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.
|Prime Minister of Slovakia|
30 October 1998 – 4 July 2006
|Preceded by||Vladimír Mečiar|
|Succeeded by||Robert Fico|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
8 July 2010 – 4 April 2012
|Prime Minister||Iveta Radičová|
|Preceded by||Miroslav Lajčák|
|Succeeded by||Miroslav Lajčák|
|Minister of Transport, Post and Telecommunications|
16 March 1994 – 13 December 1994
|Prime Minister||Jozef Moravčík|
|Preceded by||Roman Hofbauer|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Rezeš|
|Born||4 February 1956|
Spišský Štvrtok, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)
|Political party||Christian Democratic Movement (1990–2000)|
Democratic Coalition (1998–2002)
Democratic and Christian Union-Democratic Party (2000–present)
|Alma mater||University of Žilina|
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.
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.