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Viktor Baloga

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Date of Birth: 06/15/1963

Age: 53

Place of birth: a. Zavidovo

Citizenship: Ukraine

Background

1998 - with the support of the SDPU (o), won the election of the mayor of Mukachevo. He headed the election headquarters of the SDPU (o).

1999 - appointed head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration.

Born June 15, 1963 in the village of Zavidovo Mukachevo district, Transcarpathian region. He graduated from the Lvov Trade and Economic Institute in 1984.

1998 - with the support of the SDPU (o), won the election of the mayor of Mukachevo. He headed the election headquarters of the SDPU (o).

1999 - appointed head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration.

2000 - came out of the SDPU (o). His conflict with the SDPU (o) explain friction with his first deputy, Ivan Rizak and desire to entrust the latter responsible for the deterioration of the economic situation of the region and the improper operation of the authorities in eliminating posledstviyprirodnyh disasters in Transcarpathia. Viktor Baloga takes quite a close relationship with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko.

2001 - dismissed from the post of governor.

2002 - elected to the Verkhovna Rada on majority district in the Transcarpathian region and joined the faction "Our Ukraine". During the elections, he led the regional headquarters of Yushchenko`s bloc "Our Ukraine".

February 2005 - winner in the presidential election Viktor Yushchenko has appointed the head of the Transcarpathian regional administration Baloga.

September 2005 - Minister of Emergency Situations in the Yekhanurov government, a member of the council of the party People`s Union "Our Ukraine".

August 2006 - retained his post in the cabinet of Viktor Yanukovych.

September 2006 - he appointed head of the Presidential Secretariat (SP) of Ukraine.

February 2008 - has declared its withdrawal from the "Our Ukraine" and supported the creation of a new pro-presidential party "United Center".

As head of the joint venture, Balogh has changed its structure and introduced a rigid vertical of power, closing all the information flows for themselves and his first deputy Arseniy Yatsenyuk, presidential representative in the Cabinet of Ministers. He pryamoili indirectly subordinated to all key services JV.

One of the points of the presidential decree that approved the new structure of the joint venture, was the elimination of regional receiving the President created the summer of 2005 in all regional centers, as well as Simferopol, Sevastopol and Kiev - at the time it was presented as a great achievement of power, approximating the head of state to people.

Viktor Baloga has a certain support to the Rusyn national movement; in particular, he was in favor of the official recognition of Rusyns in Ukraine as a separate nationality.