Orban to form new government

President Janos Ader has asked Viktor Orban, the incumbent prime minister and leader of the election-winning Fidesz party, to set up Hungary’s next government. Orban was nominated for the post by the Fidesz-Christian Democrat party alliance. Ader confirmed that Orban had accepted his request and added he would make a formal proposal to parliament on Monday. Ader said the recent election was “the first of … Continue reading Orban to form new government

Szijjarto reacts to developments in Slovakia

The Hungarian government is following closely the “unusual” events in Slovakia’s domestic politics, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told MTI on Saturday. Szijjarto said that, according to press reports, efforts are being made to put the opposition leader behind bars, which “warrants closer attention than usual”. Slovakia’s national criminal agency NAKA has launched a procedure against Robert Fico, the former prime minister and current leader of … Continue reading Szijjarto reacts to developments in Slovakia

New parliament to meet on May 2

President Janos Ader has convened the inaugural session of Hungary’s new parliament for May 2, the president’s office said. Under Hungary’s constitution, the inaugural session of the new parliament must be held no later than 30 days after the parliamentary elections. The session will be opened by the president who will put forward a nomination for the country’s next prime minister, to be elected with … Continue reading New parliament to meet on May 2

Orban: Best result of all time scored

On Wednesday, prime minister Viktor Orban described the Sunday election result as the best of all time, stressing that the government parties continue to believe in the nation state, and envisage the future of Hungary within the EU and NATO. At an international press conference held at the Carmelite Monastery, the prime minister also told members of the press in connection with the war between … Continue reading Orban: Best result of all time scored

Orban wins big in Hungary

With 98,96% of the votes counted, the Fidesz-KDNP alliance won 54,01% with their national list as against 34,35% for the united opposition, while Mi Hazank secured 6.06% at the Hungarian parliamentary elections on Sunday. This means that Viktor Orban’s party has won its fourth two-thirds majority and will have 135 mandates in the parliament, the united opposition 56, Mi Hazank 7 and the German minority … Continue reading Orban wins big in Hungary

Orban: We should go forward not backward

What is at stake now in the elections is not whether Hungary “should go forward or backward,” but peace or war, prime minister Viktor Orban spoke about this in an interview published on the Internet portal Origo on Thursday. The prime minister said the Hungarian Left poses a serious threat to peace, while Fidesz is the guarantee of peace. He also said after the elections … Continue reading Orban: We should go forward not backward

Orban: Hungary is on Hungary’s side

Hungary is helping those who are in trouble, but wants to enforce, wants to protect its own national interests, prime minister Viktor Orbán stated in an interview given to the public service media after the EU and NATO summits held in Brussels. The prime minister highlighted that on the occasion of each and every international meeting, Hungary has to stand up for its own national … Continue reading Orban: Hungary is on Hungary’s side

Katalin Novak elected Hungary’s president

Hungary’s parliament elected Katalin Novak as president of the republic on Thursday. Novak, the former minister without portfolio responsible for youth and family affairs, received 137 votes of 188 valid votes. Economist Peter Rona, the opposition’s candidate, received 51 votes. Altogether 195 deputies cast votes. Novák took the presidential oath of office and will become the sixth Hungarian president on May 10. She will be … Continue reading Katalin Novak elected Hungary’s president

Orban: Hungary must be left out of this conflict

Prime Minister Viktor Orban paid a visit to the Hungarian Defence Forces Integrated Operations Centre. Together with Defence Minister Tibor Benko he met with officers who guarantee Hungary’s security with their work as commanders, Bertalan Havasi the head of the Press Office of the Prime Minister told the Hungarian news agency MTI. After the visit, the prime minister said the situation continuous to remain serious … Continue reading Orban: Hungary must be left out of this conflict

Hungary reacts to situation in Ukraine

Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday talked to European Council President Charles Michel, and said Hungary shared the stance of the European Union on the conflict unfolding between Ukraine and Russia, the PM’s press chief said. Talks between the leaders are ongoing, Bertalan Havasi said. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced late on Monday that Russia acknowledged two separatist regions of Ukraine as the sovereign “Republic … Continue reading Hungary reacts to situation in Ukraine