Lajos Bokros

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Lajos András Bokros

In office
1 March 1995 – 29 February 1996
Preceded by László Békesi
Succeeded by Péter Medgyessy

Born June 26, 1954(1954-06-26)
Coat of arms of Budapest.png Budapest, People's Republic of Hungary
Political party MSZMP, MSZP, MDF
Profession politician, economist
The native form of this personal name is Bokros Lajos. This article uses the Western name order.

Lajos András Bokros (born 26 June 1954) is a Hungarian economist and Member of the European Parliament for Hungary.

Bokros was born in Budapest. He graduated from and holds a Ph.D. from the Budapest University of Economics. He was director of the State Property Agency of Hungary between 1990–1991. He was chairman and chief executive officer at the Budapest Bank between 1991–1995. He is a full professor (Department of Public Policy) and former chief operating officer of the Central European University.

Bokros was the Minister of Finance between 1995–1996 in the government of Gyula Horn. He is best known for the so-called "Bokros package"; a string of austerity measures implemented during his term as Finance Minister.

Supported by the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF), Bokros was elected to the European Parliament in the 2009 election and sits in the European Conservatives and Reformists Group. He is a full member of the Committee on Budgets and a substitute member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

He was the MDF's candidate for the position of Prime Minister of Hungary on the 2010 Hungarian parliamentary election.

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Political offices
Preceded by
László Békesi
Minister of Finance
1995 – 1996
Succeeded by
Péter Medgyessy