Presidential Council of the Hungarian People's Republic

The Presidential Council of the Hungarian People's Republic was the collective head of state of Hungary during the Communist era. It was created in 1949, following the enactment of a new constitution that year that officially created the People's Republic of Hungary. Originally vested with broad powers during the interim of parliamentary sessions, its jurisdiction was limited throughout the moderate liberalization witnessed during the Kadar era. Along with the state itself, it was abolished on 23 October 1989.

Presidential Council
Agency overview
Formed23 August 1949
Dissolved23 October 1989
Superseding agency
JurisdictionHungarian People's Republic
HeadquartersBudapest

The Parliament of Hungary, upon the recommendation of the Presidential Council, elected and relieved the chairman and ministers of the Council of Ministers of the Hungarian People's Republic of their duties.

List of chairmen of the Presidential CouncilEdit

Parties'   MDPMSZMP   Independent

No. Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Political Party
1   Árpád Szakasits
(1888–1965)
23 August 1949 26 April 1950 MDP
2   Sándor Rónai
(1892–1965)
26 April 1950 14 August 1952
3   István Dobi
(1898–1968)
14 August 1952 25 October 1956
(3) 25 October 1956 14 April 1967 MSZMP
4   Pál Losonczi
(1919–2005)
14 April 1967 25 June 1987
5   Károly Németh
(1922–2008)
25 June 1987 29 June 1988
6   Brunó Ferenc Straub
(1914–1996)
29 June 1988 23 October 1989 Independent

See alsoEdit