President Novak takes office

Katalin Novak on Tuesday took over the presidency of the republic from Janos Ader. Ader greeted Novak at the entrance of Sandor Palace in the Castle District and showed her round the presidential offices and residency before making an appearance with her on the presidential building’s balcony. Parliament elected Novak president on March 10, and she will be the sixth president since the 1989/90 change … Continue reading President Novak takes office

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