Viktor Orbán

Prime Minister of Hungary (1998–2002; 2010–present)

Viktor Orbán (31 May 1963)[1] is a Hungarian right-wing politician[2][3][4] and current Prime Minister of Hungary. He is a member of the right-wing political group, the Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Union. Orbán had also served as Prime Minister from 1998 to 2002.[5]

Viktor Orbán
Viktor Orbán 2022.jpg
Viktor Orbán in 2022
Prime Minister of Hungary
Assumed office
29 May 2010
PresidentLászló Sólyom
Pál Schmitt
László Kövér (Acting)
János Áder
Katalin Novák
Preceded byGordon Bajnai
In office
8 July 1998 – 27 May 2002
PresidentÁrpád Göncz
Ferenc Mádl
Preceded byGyula Horn
Succeeded byPéter Medgyessy
Personal details
Born (1963-05-31) 31 May 1963 (age 59)
Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Political partyFidesz
Spouse(s)Anikó Lévai (1986–present)
Alma materEötvös Loránd University
Pembroke College, Oxford
WebsiteOfficial website

He was born in the small village of Alcsútdoboz. He studied law at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and graduated in 1987.[1]

During his second period (or time) as prime minister: he said (during Russia's invasion of Ukraine) that "Hungary will support all European Union sanctions against Russia".[6]

He is a controversial figure, particularly due to his nationalistic, pro-family and anti-gay marriage ideology, although Orbán says he is not homophobic.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Biography of Viktor Orban". Retrieved 2010-05-30.[permanent dead link]
  2. Editorial (5 January 2011). "Hungary: One-party rule - Editorial" – via
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  4. Salzmann, Markus. "Hungarian parliament passes authoritarian constitution".
  5. Bos, Stefan (29 May 2010). "Oban Become PM for Recession Hit Hungary". VOA Voice of America. Archived from the original on 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  6. Retrieved 26 February 2022