President Janos Ader has asked Prime Minister Viktor Orban, head of the election-winning Fidesz party to set up Hungary’s new government.
After meeting Orban on Monday morning, Ader 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 Orban as prime minister.
Orban 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,” Orban said. He added that he would “use all means to enforce the will of voters they expressed on April 8”.
Orban 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,” Orban said.
Source and photo: MTI