Hungary Fidesz VP seen taking over ministry from key PM aide

Gergely Gulyás, one of the four vice presidents of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, is expected to be appointed Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s new chief of staff, replacing outgoing János Lázár, local weekly Heti Válasz reprted on Wednesday.
The paper (to be published on Thursday) said in an abridged preliminary issue today that the two names mentioned with the highest frequency in government circles regarding the two strategic ministries - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Chancellery focusing not only on European matters but also on public administration - are of current Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Gergely Gulyás, one of the four vice presidents of the Fidesz party.

This is what we have learned so far from official announcements and rumours about the new ministers:
  • Mihály Varga will remain Economy Minister.
  • Miklós Kásler could succeed Zoltán Balog at the helm of the Ministry of Human Resources.
  • Development Minister Miklós Seszták will hand over the baton to Andrea Bártfai-Mager.
  • Sándor Pintér is expected to remain Minister of the Interior.
  • Sándor Fazekas will no longer be Minister of Agriculture.
  • János Lázár is expected to leave the cabinet and return to his hometown Hódmezővásárhely.
  • Central bank (MNB) Governor György Matolcsy will not be appointed Development Minister.

Front page photo by MTI Fotó/Zoltán Máthé

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