President János Áder has asked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, head of the election-winning Fidesz party to set up Hungary’s new government.
After meeting Orbán on Monday morning, Áder told the press that the results of the April 8 election had “made it clear who would have sufficient support to form the new government”. The president added he would propose at the new parliament’s first session on Tuesday that the national assembly should re-elect Orbán as prime minister.
Orbán accepted the request and said that he would “serve Hungary with loyalty and commitment”.
The new government will work to “ensure Hungary’s security and preserve its Christian culture,” Orbán said. He added that he would “use all means to enforce the will of voters they expressed on April 8”.
Orbán also said his new government would have 14 members, including 7 politicians and 7 others “from outside politics”.
“I will use a two-thirds majority to serve the three thirds, that is every citizen of Hungary,” Orbán said.
As we wrote before, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has informed senior officials of the ruling Fidesz and Christian Democrat parties about the composition of the new government entering office after the inaugural session of parliament in the weeks to come. Read more HERE.
The Prime Minister’s Office will be enlarged to be able to handle European Union and other affairs, read more HERE.