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Viktor Orbán’s press statement after his meeting with President of Hungary János Áder


Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Excellency, President of the Republic.

This is the fourth occasion on which I have been asked to form a government in Hungary for the subsequent parliamentary term. I have respectfully thanked President of the Republic János Áder for having invited me to do so, and I have accepted that invitation. I have also promised the President that I shall serve Hungary with dedication and loyalty. I have further informed the President about two issues: I briefly outlined Hungary’s current situation, including its economic, security and foreign policy situation; I then informed the President about the situation related to formation of the Government. We shall continue discussion of this following this press conference. What I can tell you now is that, provided I am entrusted to do so by Parliament, I would like to form a government comprising fourteen ministers, including myself. Seven of these government members will come from the sphere of politics, and seven will come from outside that sphere. I briefly informed the President about the aims of the Government. Naturally I will describe these in detail to the Honourable House after swearing the prime ministerial oath in Parliament, but now I have simply told the President that in my view the new government’s most important task will be preservation of Hungary’s security and its Christian culture. I also promised that I shall use every means possible to meet the wishes expressed by Hungarians on 8 April, and that I shall use the two-thirds parliamentary majority to ensure that we – and I – serve three thirds of the population: all Hungary’s citizens.

Thank you very much for your attention.