Hungary’s new parliament is scheduled to elect the next prime minister on the week starting on May 16, the prime minister’s chief of staff said on Thursday.
Hungary’s new government could be formed within two to three days after the election of the prime minister, Gergely Gulyás told a regular press briefing. The government will submit a proposal on the structure of the new government immediately after the first session of the new parliament on May 2, Gulyás said.
A new government can be formed once parliament adopts a law defining its structure, he said. Talks are ongoing on the new government, and the results will be published forthwith, Gulyás said.
The current government, “although its work ended in a political sense at Wednesday’s session,” will continue to work until the new government is formed, said Gulyás. The ministers will continue to act in an executive capacity, he said. Gulyás said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the leader of the ruling Fidesz party which won a fourth consecutive term at the April 3 general election, is proposing Mate Kocsis to reprise the role of the party’s parliamentary group leader.
Orbán is conducting talks on the new government, and the results of those talks will be made public,
Gulyás said. “Until then, everything else is guesswork,” he said.