Prime Minister Viktor Orban 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, the prime minister’s spokesman Bertalan Havasi told MTI on Friday.
Gergely Gulyas, Fidesz’s current parliamentary group leader, will head the prime minister’s office, and Antal Rogan will keep his job as cabinet chief.
Zsolt Semjen will keep his post of deputy prime minister responsible for Hungarian communities abroad, church policy and national minorities.
Sandor Pinter will continue to serve as interior minister, Laszlo Trocsanyi as justice minister, Peter Szijjarto as minister of foreign affairs and trade, and Janos Suli as minister without portfolio responsible for the upgrade of the Paks nuclear plant.
The government shake-up after the April 8 general election will see the appointment of Chief-of-Staff Tibor Benko as defence minister.
Miklos Kasler, director of the National Oncology Institute, is to take over from Zoltan Balog as human resources minister in the new government.
Mihaly Varga, the current economy minister, will carry on in his post but with the title of finance minister, and Andrea Bartfai-Mager will become a minister without portfolio in charge of managing national assets.
State secretary Istvan Nagy will take over the farm ministry from Sandor Fazekas.
Laszlo Palkovics, formerly the state secretary for higher education, will head a new ministry for higher education and innovation.
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