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President elected for a second term

Hungary’s parliament re-elected János Áder to serve a second term as president of the country yesterday. Áder received 131 votes to 39 votes for the Independent candidate László Majtényi in […]

Defence Minister stands down

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has accepted the resignation of Defence Minister Csaba Hende. István Simicskó has been asked to manage the defence portfolio. No reason for the resignation has been […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Hungary

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Hungary. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

IMF concludes Article IV review of Hungary

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Hungary. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; Hungary: Concluding Statement of […]

Governing parties win local elections

Hungary held local and municipal elections on Sunday in which 8.17 million eligible voters were able to vote for representatives across 3,177 cities, towns and villages. Turnout was 44.29%. Prime […]

Cabinet of Hungary

Zsolt Semjén Minister without Portfolio Sándor Pinter Minister of Interior Zoltán Balog Minister of Human Resources Sándor Fazekas Minister of Agriculture Csaba Hende Minister of Defence Tibor Navracsics Minister of […]

New Cabinet announced

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has announced the names of his new Cabinet. The announcement was made in the form of a letter to Speaker of Parliament Laszlo Kövér. The following […]

New government will be revealed on 6th June with just nine ministries

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is planning to present his new Cabinet to parliament on 6th June. A Spokesman for the Prime Minister said that the new government structure would be […]

Fidesz take 133 of 199 seats in general election

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz-Christian Democratic alliance have won a resounding victory, as expected, in the general election. Results published by the National Election Office suggest that Fidesz […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election to the National Assembly took place on 6 April 2014. Single National Total Member List Seats Fidesz-KDNP Alliance Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Alliance (Fidesz-Magyar Polgári Szövetség) 87 30 117 Christian […]

Fidesz expected to win today’s general election

The ruling Hungarian Civic Alliance (Fidesz) and the Christian- Democratic People’s Party (KDNP) alliance led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán looks set to take a comfortable victory in today’s general […]