Kósa was the mayor of Debrecen, Hungary’s second-largest city (population 208,000), from 1998 until 2014.
Grew up and completed high school in Debrecen. Studied planned economy at the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest from 1984-1989, though did not complete his degree.
Participated in the earliest activities of Fidesz, though was not among 37 signatories of the party’s founding declaration in March 1988.
Turns 53 years old in 2016.
Last updated: June 15, 2016.