Domestic Politics

Renowned Christian Democrat Politician György Rubovszky Dies Aged 73

György Rubovszky, a veteran lawmaker of Hungary’s co-ruling Christian Democrat (KDNP) party died on Wednesday evening, the party told news agency MTI.

Born into a family of lawyers in Budapest in 1944, Rubovszky finished his secondary studies at the Eötvös József Secondary Grammar School in 1962 and earned his law degree in evening courses at the Faculty of Law of the Eötvös Loránd University in 1970. In the 1970s and 1980s he worked as a lawyer.

In 1988, he became a member of the Independent Lawyers’ Forum, that played an important role in fall of the Communism and the country’s democratic transformation in 1989–90. Rubovszky participated in the re-foundation of the historic Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP) in 1989. During the 1994 parliamentary election, he was elected Member of Parliament, an office he has held until now.

After the 2010 parliamentary election, when Fidesz and KDNP took the power with two-thirds majority, he served as Chairman of the Committee on Immunity, Incompatibility and Mandate until 2014. Rubovszky was also a member of the Constitutional Preparation Committee, therefore he massively contributed to the drawing up of the new Hungarian constitution in 2011. In recent years, he served as the Chairman of the Parliament’s Justice Committee.

via MTI and kdnp.hu; photo: Noémi Bruzák – MTI