Ing. Mikuláš Dzurinda, CSc. (* 4. február 1955, Spišský Štvrtok) je slovenský politik, bývalý predseda vlády Slovenskej republiky vlád z rokov 1998 a 2002, dvojnásobný minister a líder Kresťanskodemokratického hnutia, Slovenskej demokratickej koalície, Slovenskej demokratickej a kresťanskej únie a SDKÚ-DS. V súčasnosti je poslancom NR SR.
Pôsobenie v Národnej rade Slovenskej republiky (NR SR)
- 1992 – zvolený za poslanca vtedy ešte do Slovenskej národnej rady za KDH, člen výboru pre rozpočet a financie,
- 1994 – 1998 – zvolený za poslanca za KDH,
- 1998 – 2002 – zvolený za poslanca za SDK, mandát neuplatnil, pretože sa stal predsedom vlády SR,
- 2002 – 2006 – zvolený za poslanca za SDKÚ, mandát neuplatnil, pretože sa stal predsedom vlády SR,
- 2006 – 2010 – zvolený za poslanca za SDKÚ, člen Zahraničného výboru NR SR,
- volebné obdobie 2010 – 2012 - NEBOL poslancom NR SR - odstúpil z kandidátky SDKÚ-DS pre aféru s financovaním SDKÚ-DS
- 2012 – zvolený za poslanca za SDKÚ, člen Zahraničného výboru NR SR
- 1991 – námestník ministra dopravy a pôšt Slovenskej republiky,
- marec 1994 – október 1994 – minister dopravy, pôšt a verejných prác SR,
- 1998 – 2006 – predseda vlády SR, v dvoch volebných obdobiach,
- od júla 2010 do apríla 2012 – minister zahraničných vecí SR.
Mikuláš Dzurinda (born 4 February 1955) is a Slovak politician and a former Prime Minister of Slovakia from 30 October 1998 to 4 July 2006. He is the founder and leader of the Slovak Democratic Coalition (SDK) and then the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union. From 2002 to 2006, his party formed a coalition government with the Christian Democratic Movement, the Alliance of the New Citizen and the Party of the Hungarian Coalition. Mikuláš Dzurinda's government was labelled as reformist one. Dzurinda also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Prime Minister Iveta Radičová's coalition government.
Dzurinda entered Slovak politics as one of the founding members of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), a conservative political party officially constituted in 1990. The first democratic general election in the former Czechoslovakia was in 1990, and he was appointed Deputy Minister of Transportation and Posts of the Slovak Government in 1991. In 1992 he became a member of the Slovak parliament (National Council of the Slovak Republic, and worked as a member of the Committee for Budget and Finance. At the time of the split of Czechoslovakia and the establishment of an independent Slovakia (1993), he was KDH Deputy Chairman responsible for economy. During the tenure of Jozef Moravčík as Prime Minister (March–October 1994) Dzurinda was the Slovak Minister of Transportation, Posts and Public Works. Following the general election in 1994 won by Vladimír Mečiar, he returned to the opposition benches in the parliament.
- Prime Minister 1998 – 2002
- Prime Minister 2002 – 2006
- Dzurinda in opposition 2006 – 2010
Mikuláš Dzurinda has been a regular MP in the National Council of the Slovak Republic since his party's defeat in the 2006 parliamentary elections. In February 2008, Juraj Liška, SDKÚ-DS's deputy leader, openly asked Dzurinda to resign as the party leader due to the low party polls and the arguably undemocratic style of leadership. The members of the party praesidium denied Mr. Liška's accusations and since the praesidium assembly, Mr. Liška has been unwilling to speak out on the inner affairs of the party. This affair led to the open protests against Mr. Dzurinda from party members from Bratislava. Since their exclusion from the party by a regular party judge there are no longer any thrills in the party.
- Foreign minister 2010-2012
Dzurinda was appointed foreign minister in the cabinet of prime minister Iveta Radičová on 9 July 2010. He was again elected to be the chairman of the SDKÚ-DS party on 6 November 2010 for next four years. He was only one candidate, the incumbent prime minister Radičová (from the same party) declined the nomination for candidacy.