Party leadership - Tamás Sneider and Marton GyöngyösiThu, 2010-05-06 20:29
In April 2018, Jobbik’s leadership adopted a new management system where the former presidential tasks are shared by two people, i.e., a president and an executive vice president, in order to further enhance the party’s democratic and grassroots character.
Tamás Sneider, president
He was born in Eger on 11th June, 1972. He passed his A-level exams in the Vocational School of Agriculture where he obtained a degree in gardening (viticulture and fruit cultivation) in 1991. Majoring in history, he graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Károly Eszterházy University in 2017.
He has been involved in Hungary’s political discourse since 1992. In 2000 he joined the Hungarian Justice and Life Party. He worked as a councilman in Eger from 2002 to 2010.
He became a member of Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary in 2007. In the autumn of 2009 he was elected as vice president by Jobbik’s National Congress. He got his parliamentary mandate through his party’s national election list in 2010, 2014 and 2018. In May 2018, he was elected as the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and then as Jobbik’s president by the party’s congress. He is married with 3 children.
Márton Gyöngyösi, executive vice president, parliamentary faction leader
Though he was born in Kecskemét, Hungary in 1977, he spent most of his childhood abroad. He conducted his studies in the Trinity College of Dublin, where he obtained his degree of economics and political science in 2000. He studied on a scholarship at Friedrich Alexander University of Nuremberg for a year. In Ireland he participated in the professional chartered accountancy examinations (ACA). Returning to Hungary in 2004, he worked for international auditor companies as a tax advisor.
In 2006 he joined Jobbik, where he was mostly involved in the area of foreign affairs. He has been a Member of Parliament since 2010. He has been working as the party’s executive vice president and parliamentary faction leader since 2018. Besides his native language, he speaks English, German and Russian. He is married with 1 child.